Bremen clause

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The Bremen clause (German: Bremer Klausel) is Article 141 of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, which states:

The sentence there cited says:

It limits the range of application of the constitutional (Basic Law) rule over religious education, making it possible to have other types of instruction in some areas of Germany. A well-known example is the "instruction in Biblical history" in Bremen. It is not religious education in the sense of the Basic Law, because its content is not accountable to a religious community; therefore it is not a "common affair" (res mixta).