Christian education – a great oxymoron of our time
On Sunday 19th May 2013 at 11am I attended one of the regular Sunday lectures at Conway Hall. The speaker was musician and PhD student Jonny Scaramanga who writes the Leaving Fundamentalism blog. Jonny was brought up in a fundamentalist Christian home and went to a school which utilised the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) system, […]
Beware of creeping (and creepy) Creationism.
A complaint about the admissions policy of a Catholic school in South Croydon has been partially upheld. They key point of the complaint is that as an oversubscribed school it had a points system for admissions that put an emphasis on early baptism and activity within the church as oppososed to geographical location (i.e. how […]
Full story from the Herald Scotland. An atheist living on a Scottish island has been awarded £1000 compensation from his local council after a protracted wrangle over religious education at his eight-year-old son’s primary school. Apparently he was concerend over religious elements in lessons, so he decided to withdraw his son from the RE lessons […]
From the GuardianUK Scientists win a Place for Evolution in Primary Schools The government is ready to put evolution in the primary curriculum for the first time after years of lobbying by senior scientists. The schools minister, Diana Johnson, has confirmed the plans will be included in a blueprint for a new curriculum to be […]
The following is a story on the BBC’s News Magazine: Is being a Jew a matter of bloodline or religious practice? The UK’s new Supreme Court is debating the subject this week, in a case that could have a wider impact on faith schools, says Tim Whewell.