Not just an optional extra –RE that prepares children for life in the 21st Century

Apr 28, 2017 by

by Derek Holloway, Church of England Education Office: The Church of England has approximately 4700 schools of which about 200 are secondary including Middle Schools. We educate roughly a million pupils each year. We work in partnership through our dioceses to support schools. Church schools are...

read more

Heads back CofE call to ban parents withdrawing children from RE

Apr 28, 2017 by

by Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week: Headteachers have backed Church of England plans to ban parents from withdrawing their pupils from religious education, claiming it is being exploited by ‘interest groups’ and those seeking to incite religious hatred. Under current rules, parents have the right...

read more

Bravo to the Truth: What’s Wrong with Transgender Ideology

Apr 27, 2017 by

by Walt Heyer, Public Discourse: The problem with basing a diagnosis and irreversible treatment on people’s feelings, no matter how deeply felt, is that feelings can change. A recent New York Post article tells the story of a Detroit mom named Erica who changed into a transgender dad named Eric....

read more

‘Worshipping the equality-god is a dangerous thing to do….’

Apr 27, 2017 by

by Gavin Ashenden: The danger with not choosing a god for yourself, is that other people may choose him for you. Beware the ‘equality-god’; he is becoming more demanding; recently he has  made looking people in the eye considerably more dangerous. Gangland culture knows all about the significance...

read more

Christian prison worker to appeal Tribunal ruling over right to quote Bible in chapel service

Apr 27, 2017 by

from Christian Concern: A Christian prison worker who felt he had no option but to resign after being disciplined for quoting from the Bible during a prison chapel service, will challenge an Employment Tribunal’s ruling that the prison was right to discipline him. In March 2016, the...

read more

New Bishop of Llandaff appointed

Apr 27, 2017 by

Press Release from Church in Wales: One of the most senior and experienced church leaders in the UK will be the next Bishop of Llandaff. June Osborne, who has served as Dean of Salisbury for the past 13 years, has been chosen as the 72nd Bishop of Llandaff, a diocese which serves most of Cardiff,...

read more

Tim Farron is a liberal who has been forced to give in to social illiberalism. And that’s not ok

Apr 27, 2017 by

by James Macintyre, Christian Today: Amid all the cross-party fighting that will go on at Westminster during this extended general election campaign, there is a stark consensus among all the major parties on one area of policy: human sexuality. This blanket social liberalism was demonstrated last...

read more

All hail Sadiq Khan’s new Ministry of Truth

Apr 27, 2017 by

by Guy Birchall, spiked:  London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched an ‘Online Hate Crime Hub’, run by members of the Metropolitan Police. Five of London’s finest will run City Hall’s own version of the Ministry of Truth, working to ‘identify, prevent and investigate online abuse’, to the tune of...

read more

Intimidation Is the New Normal on Campus

Apr 27, 2017 by

by Jonathan Haidt, Chronicle of Higher Education: From now on, any speaker who arouses a protest is at risk of a beating. I mages of fires, fireworks, and metal barricades crashing through windows made for great television, but the rioters who shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’s talk at the University...

read more

Shakespeare on religion: 8 quotes from the greatest English writer

Apr 27, 2017 by

Christian Today: William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the greatest poet and dramatist ever to write in English, was probably born on April 23, but was baptised on this day (April 26) at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a time of religious turmoil in England. Henry VIII had broken with...

read more