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Walk through the wooden door into the secluded, carpeted room with holy books and prayer mats, and it's hard to believe you're in a school.

But this is the beginning of a new phase for public and Catholic schools where prayer rooms could become commonplace.

Under a provincewide policy, school boards must be more inclusive and accommodate different faiths during the school day.

This could mean a private place for Muslim students who pray five times a day and for students who are fasting, a modified gym class and a separate room for them so they don't have to watch their peers eat lunch.


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