Thinking the unthinkable: Parents withdraw children from a week of school

Sep 6, 2019 by

by Paul Smith, Evangelical Times: Withdrawing two primary-age children from a week of schooling is a step of last resort. But that is the point that two concerned parents reached just before the summer. Faced with a new Sex and Relationships Education curriculum, Matthew and Naomi Seymour felt they had no other choice. ET caught up with them to find out why, and how other parents might be affected. How long have your children been in state schools? We have three children. Our the eldest is...

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Irish schools abandon Catholic ethos for multi-faith umbrella

Aug 29, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Three schools in Ireland will make history this week by becoming the first to cast aside their Catholic ethos and become multi-faith state-run schools. The primary schools will no longer prepare children for the sacraments of Holy Communion and confirmation but will offer a multi-belief and values program in place of Catholic instruction. The seismic change comes in an effort to survive and become more inclusive, as well as to gain more state help for staffing,...

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President of Brazil to Remove LGBT Influence from Public Schools

Aug 22, 2019 by

from Activist Mommy: While many governments are kowtowing to the demands of the LGBT mob, there are some leaders who have decided to boldly put their foot down and return to truth and tradition. One such leader is the newly elected Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro. Back in February of this year, he announced his plan to “revise textbooks in public schools and eliminate references to homosexuality, same-sex ‘marriage,’ and violence against women.” LifeSite News reports: There are also...

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Schools’ failure to meet legal requirements on religious education continues to impact A-level entries

Aug 17, 2019 by

By Ruth Sax, Premier: The number of students choosing to study religious education at A-level is in decline for the second year running. As students across the country received their A-level results this week, new figures reveal a drop of 5.1 percent in 2019 and 22.8 percent in 2018, a combined decline of 28.9 percent in two years of students choosing to study RE at A-level. Reports claim that a number of schools are failing to meet legal requirements on religious education to pupils until the...

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A Storm Is Brewing in the Americas

Aug 13, 2019 by

By Tomás Henríquez, Public Discourse: A sexual orientation discrimination case could upend religious freedom for all the countries in the Americas in the near future . . . and nobody knows about it. The modern history of the western hemisphere―and especially of Central and South America―is deeply marked by the scourge of dictatorships and by the struggle for civil and political rights. The churches of the Americas have served, for the most part, as bulwarks of human dignity against...

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State schools, collective worship and confused expectations

Aug 5, 2019 by

by Helen Hall, Christian Today: Oxfordshire parents Lee and Lizanne Harris are taking their children’s primary school to court over what they perceive to be discrimination and indoctrination. In short, they object to the religious, Christian content of assemblies, and the lack of educational value in the alternative provision for children whose parents opt out. No doubt there is a complicated story behind the headlines, but one issue at play appears to have been confused expectations on...

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