Jesus is just a tiny part of our pick-and-mix RE

Apr 29, 2019 by

by Matt Archer, The Conservative Woman: DID you know it’s possible to take GCSE or A-Level religious studies having hardly had to learn anything substantial about Christianity? So let’s play a game called ‘Do you know more than my year 10s?’ 1. What religion was Jesus? (This is similar to: what do you put in a toaster?) 2. What does Judeo-Christian mean? 3. What is the relationship between the Old and New Testament? – For a bonus point, how old are both? If you answered any question correctly,...

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Secular universities now demand a ‘profession of faith’

Apr 28, 2019 by

by Christian Schneider, New York Post: Many religious universities have historically used “statements of faith” to uphold their religious mission. But while such policies are on the wane, a different sort of religious statement is increasingly common at secular colleges — namely, the statement of diversity. Professors and other faculty members are asked to pledge their commitment to “equity” and “inclusion” and to demonstrate how they have acted to fulfill this pledge in the past. And much as...

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Transgender booklet suspended in Warwickshire schools

Apr 12, 2019 by

by Katy Hallam, Coventry Live: Parents have complained about the use of the toolkit, which talks about breast binding and how to support trans pupils. A council is reviewing its use of a controversial transgender toolkit for schools after complaints from parents. Warwickshire County Council had issued the booklet to all schools in the county at the end of January last year. The booklet – which describes itself as a “best practice guide” – provides schools with the...

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A homeschooling register – the brainwashers’ Trojan Horse

Apr 5, 2019 by

by Chris McGovern, The Conservative Woman […] In its support for a home-schooling register The Times is in tune with the prevailing orthodoxies of current educational and sociological thinking. The intention, certainly, is to be helpful to children, to parents and to society as a whole. Currently, we do not know how many children are being home-educated although the number appears to be growing significantly. A register will provide helpful statistical data; not least, the extent of parental...

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Academia: no place for young Christian scholars?

Apr 5, 2019 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative. A reader who is a senior academic at a major university writes in response to this Villanova post of mine earlier today. He does not teach at Villanova, but said that my analysis of the president and the provost’s letter is 100 percent true about academia in general. He writes: The degree to which the diversity/inclusion goal has usurped the actual intellectual/scholarly core of academic disciplines is staggering.  One sees it everywhere.  The notion...

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Christian home school parents worried about plans to put kids on a register

Apr 4, 2019 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier. […] Juliet English homeschooled seven children over 20 years, and told Premier a register would seem hypocritical to parents: “One of the issues around registration is that they want to ensure that all children are provided a suitable education…but when you look at some of the things happening in the education system, why parents are taking the children out of schools in their droves right now is precisely because the children are not receiving a suitable...

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