British Schools Ditch ‘BC’ and ‘AD’ to Avoid Offending Non-Christians

(Evangelical Focus) A growing number of British schools are removing the historical terms BC and AD from religious education lessons in a bid to avoid offending non-Christians.

The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini (which means ‘the year of the Lord’), are being ditched for BCE—Before Common Era, and CE—Common Era.

The new terms still denote the periods before and after the birth of Christ.

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