Originally Posted by EdEd
Take this perhaps more extreme example - let's say a Jewish teacher decides to teach (and gets hired) in a Catholic school. That teacher would likely still be expected to participate in and organize any relevant Christmas parties for students, the reason being that classroom celebrations are not designed for nor do they come from a teacher's personal or religious perspectives.
We have a wonderful Jewish art teacher who will happily wish us a Merry Christmas and join us in the partying during the Christmas season at my Catholic school. She even attends Mass and will respectfully stand silently while we pray.
Why does she do this? Because she respects and loves her school community- even if she is a different faith.
I think that is the best way to react to this type of situation- regardless of your personal beliefs.