UK schools are removing “before and after Christ” from the calendar to avoid offending non-Christians

Schools across the United Kingdom have stopped using the terms BC and AD in religious education lessons for fear of offending non-Christians. The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini, are being ditched for BCE – Before Common Era, and CE – Common Era, Daily Mail reveals.

Describing the trend as a “great shame”, former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey also told the newspaper: “I have never met a Muslim or Jewish leader who is offended by the Gregorian calendar“.