Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tokenistic action against homophobic bullies – Eureka Street

A good start would be ending policy of allowing parachurches a right to set religious identity of schools. http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=23926 Advertisements

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Chaplain Poll Results in, now can we have secular public education?

Following on to last Sunday’s Compass where the collapse of secular education in QLD, and the wholesale conversion of the Government schools into Scripture Union satellite programs to encourage children to meet Jesus … daily, the Chronicle took a poll. … Continue reading

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Anglican Minister not happy, religious freedom just not enough, state must give us the edge or we pout

Writing in the Fairfield Champion, the head line is too cute by half. “Firth comes forth in favour of Ethics Classes” (oooh, that is amazingly bad headline) The story is built around the feelings of Anglican Minister who, like the … Continue reading

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Scripture Union will talk about death with your preps … but don’t worry we’ve got a Diploma in Youth Work

I don’t know if anyone closely watched the scene on Compass where Chaplain Greg Peirce was talking to two young boys about “death” and “loss” in the program “seasons”  here is the scene The book in the Chaplain’s hand is … Continue reading

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Scripture Union Posts “Talking Points” on Chaplaincy … stay on message, don’t mention Jesus … never … mention … Jesus

Scripture Union Has posted its talking points on the Chaplaincy Program that earns it 12 million dollars a year from the Commonwealth, this program has effectively turned all the Public Schools in Queensland into religious schools, which is pretty much … Continue reading

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Knight advises minister to put a fact sheet together on Jesus instruction, says moral philosophy older than Christianity, rigorous

The gang* at University of South Australia has sense of humor. It is subtle but you can see them playing with the clerics: Recommendation 6 That information about SRE curricula and other such courses at individual schools be made available to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Knight Report #NSWEthics why does the Church have any standing?

I’ve been working my way though the 100+ page report on the NSW Ethics trial by Sue Knight.   One thing about the current situation really jumps out at me.  It is the degree to which the NSW Department of Education … Continue reading

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