In European Countries as well the impact of religion on education is quite perceptible. In ancient days there, the children were given education through monasteries and churches. The chief of the monastery and the bishop of the church used to organize education for children of its locality. During the medieval period of European history the religious viewpoint became narrow in a way. Still a close relationship between religion and education existed there. At this time Cathedral and Monastic schools were quite prevalent.
These schools were under the control of the churches. Thus there was a clear impact of religion on education. In the modern period as well, various religious institutions are showing great interest in education. There are many schools and colleges in India and in the various parts of the world which are being run by religious institutions. In India and in many other countries religious institutions have played important role in die expansion of education in their particular chosen regions.