‘Church schools serve the common good’

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Justin Welby, tes: The CofE has educated millions of Britons alive today, and it has ambitious plans to extend its reach, says the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Education is at the heart of the work that the Church of England does for the common good. Through its 4,500 primary and 200 secondary schools, it educates around 1 million children a day. It is estimated that around 15 million people alive today attended a Church of England school. The fundamental purpose of Church of...

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Freshers’ Week: Students, resist SU coddling and insist on being treated as adults

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Tom Slater, Spiked: Freshers’ week, once a time full of boozing, socialising and awkward dorm-room fumblings, is now little more than an induction into a brave new world of campus authoritarianism. New students today – arriving to find consent workshops, trigger warnings and fancy-dress bans – aren’t treated like adults, starting an exciting new chapter in their lives. Instead, they’re treated like children, in need of constant coddling and intervention. That’s why, this freshers’ week,...

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The “Coming Out” of Christian Professors on Secular Campuses

Sep 22, 2016 by

By Julie Loos, thepoachedegg.net: For years, Christian professors who teach at secular universities have been pressured to keep a closet kind of faith. The waves of political correctness and subtle or overt bias against Christians creates an environment of uncertainty as to what a professor can or cannot and should or should not say and do in the classroom and laboratory. This uncertainty has lead to isolation and fear as professors are sometimes concerned about the advancement of their...

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Alberta gvmt launches investigation of Christian schools for refusing gay clubs

Sep 22, 2016 by

by Steve Weatherbe, LifeSite: Alberta’s New Democratic Party government has launched an inquiry into two private Christian schools whose board refuses to comply with government edicts regarding homosexuality and risks losing taxpayer assistance. Education Minister David Eggen told reporters that Independent Baptist Christian Education Society, which operates two schools with 200 students in Spruce Grove west of Edmonton and supervises 1,200 homeschooled students, had failed to provide a plan...

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Irrigating Deserts: Thinking Christianly about education

Sep 21, 2016 by

A day conference for all Christians involved and interested in Education Saturday 24 September 2016 St. Michael’s Church, Chester Square, London SW1W 9HH (near Victoria Station) Keynote Address ‘Mere Education: C.S. Lewis and a Biblical World-view’ Prof. Mark Pike Aim of the Conference To provide a collegial forum for Christians involved in education (Heads, Teachers, TAs, Governors, parents and others) to develop a view of education which is authentically Christian and to be...

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Free Church minister accuses humanists of ‘fundamental dishonesty’ over religious observance opt-out campaign

Sep 20, 2016 by

by Janice Burns, The National: A LEADING Free Church of Scotland minister has accused humanists of being “fundamentally dishonest” over their legal challenge to give pupils the right to opt out of religious observance in Scottish schools. The former moderator of the Free Church of Scotland hit out at claims by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) that the Scottish Government’s refusal to update guidance in the wake of the UN review meant ministers had potentially acted unlawfully. Rev David...

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