The LLRA political group in the Seimas have registered an amendment to the Law on Education, stating that "religious education is compulsory in primary and lower-secondary schools."
Under the proposal, students would be allowed to choose either traditional religious education or the subject of ethics at the age of 14.
Currently, parents can decide whether their children under 14 will take religion classes or ethics. 14-year-olds make the choice themselves.
The LLRA political group says the reason behind the bill is that "proper religious education can have a huge impact on cultivating humanity and preventing child and youth crime."
The LLRA has eight seats in the 141-seat Seimas.