St John’s College to close after 156 years

Dec 8, 2019 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: Theological college in Nottingham ‘no longer financially viable in the long term’. AFTER 156 years, St John’s College, Nottingham, is to close, it was announced this week. The majority of the 28 employees at the former theological college, including tutors, will transfer to new posts in institutions that have agreed to continue the college’s distance-learning and youth-ministry work; but there will be redundancies by the end of next summer. Students have been...

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C4M’s analysis of manifestos: LGBT education

Dec 6, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: This is our latest email highlighting manifesto promises around marriage. Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party have committed to mandatory LGBT-inclusive lessons. The Conservative Government introduced Relationships Education, which all schools will be required to teach from September 2020. There is no right of withdrawal from Relationships Education at any stage (in secondary schools it is part of Relationships and Sex Education). Good things can be...

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Universities have become padded cells for vulnerable inmates

Dec 3, 2019 by

by Peter Jones, Rebel Priest: Most university vice-chancellors, one suspects, if they subscribe to any paper read the Guardian by choice. But when that paper runs a story about their university, they are likely to suppress a groan: the news is unlikely to be good. Events three weeks ago at Birmingham University are a case in point. Three years ago, a female student living off campus (we will anonymise her as Alice) took a boyfriend (call him Ben), also a Birmingham student, home to her digs...

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Atheist parents are robbing their children of access to our shared heritage

Nov 22, 2019 by

by Laura Freeman, Telegraph: Antiquated. That was the word used by Andrew Copson, chief executive of Humanists UK, to describe the law requiring a daily assembly of collective worship in schools. Mr Copson was speaking in support of parents Lee and Lizanne Harris who have brought a case against Burford Primary in Oxfordshire. The Harrises have successfully campaigned for the school to have a separate, secular assembly “without the indoctrination of one enforced religion.” They call it a...

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School Library Leaves Parents Shelf Shocked

Nov 13, 2019 by

by Tony Perkins, FRC: For families in Virginia, it isn’t just diversity in the classroom parents are worried about — but the library too. Now that LGBT activists have stacked the deck in sex ed, they’re tackling another project: school shelves. And moms and dads in Loudoun County are taking a page out of other communities — and fighting back. “I cannot stomach reading written porn, but my child can?” That was one angry parent’s question at a marathon...

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Should we take God out of school assemblies?

Nov 11, 2019 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Humanists UK are campaigning to take God out of school assemblies. The latest initiative is a resource hub “Assemblies for All” which showcases over 200 assemblies which avoid reference to God. They want to change the law which currently requires state community schools to have Christian assemblies. But if we take God out of the equation, what will replace Christianity as the source of our moral values in society? What does the law say? The law as it stands...

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