Racially segregated event to celebrate ‘diversity’ at University of London College

Apr 23, 2015 by

By Liam Deacon, Breitbart: The University of London, Goldsmiths is holding a racially and gender segregated event today, all in the sacred name of diversity. It’s not the first time such a self contradiction in right-on undergraduate thinking has taken hold at this public research institution. “This meeting is for all self-defining BLACK and ETHNIC MINORITY women and non-binary people with gender identities that include ‘woman,’” reads the event header on Facebook. Organizer and Welfare and...

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Family breakdown ‘damages exam results’

Apr 22, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: Family breakdown is having a profound effect on young people’s exam performance, research published today indicates. 65% of 14 – 22 year olds who experience a parental break-up, say that their GCSE results were affected, while 44% indicated that their A-levels were adversely impacted. Nearly one in five (19%) didn’t get the results for which they were hoping. 14% indicated that they started drinking alcohol or drinking more alcohol as a result of parental...

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Ofsted … dedicated to robbing teachers of their conscience

Apr 6, 2015 by

By Mark Ellse, The Conservative Woman: Decades ago I employed a Bulgarian teacher. One day, irritated by some petty regulation, I quipped: “This country is like being in the Soviet Bloc.” My mild comment precipitated a torrent of rage from the normally reticent Bulgarian. “You have no idea what it was like under communism! The petty officials ruled everything. There was no recourse to reason, or even common sense. We had  to do and pretend to believe absurd things to show our...

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‘Church schools must not select on the basis of faith’

Apr 3, 2015 by

From Mailonline: Church of England schools should stop selecting pupils on faith because it discriminates against the poor, a group of vicars has claimed. They say the system is open to abuse and many oversubscribed schools reject non-churchgoing families even though they may live nearby. Many Christian schools give priority to families who regularly attend services, a practice which they say preserves their faith ethos. But the clergymen said affluent parents were more likely to cheat the...

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‘School chaplains are as much for the staff as the pupils’

Apr 3, 2015 by

by The Revd Garry Neave, tes: A report released this month in the UK points out that chaplaincy has long been associated with Christianity, covering a small range of traditional sectors: education, health, the military and prisons. Nowadays that is no longer the case. Chaplains are everywhere, from all faiths and none, operating in every conceivable sector. So where does this leave school and college chaplaincy rooted in the Christian faith? Is it outdated in 21st-century multicultural...

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The exile of the mind

Mar 31, 2015 by

by Julian Rivers, Jubilee Centre: British higher education is increasingly secular in outlook. This paper identifies three aspects of that secularity: specialisation, instrumentalisation and globalisation. As Christians, we can respond by observing the intellectual, moral and theological inadequacy of the university life this generates. But we are also called to take practical beneficial steps to address its weaknesses as well. We can prevent slippage into hostile forms of secularism by...

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