Many people think that religious instruction classes are just nice old people from the church teaching kids how to be good people but that is fundamentally wrong. Bible classes exist specifically to promote Christian religious faith. How often does it go wrong?
The Education Council defend their lack of policy on religious instruction and assure me that Chris Hipkins will answer our questions. Find out what the Education Council says about religious instruction and see if we got a response from the Minister.
Tired of hearing the same excuses for Bible in Schools over and over again? Here’s a list of the most common excuses for religious instruction in secular schools – debunked.
If you want to petition the board of trustees at your school for changes to religious instruction, this letter from Tanya Jacob of the Secular Education Network would be a good place to start. School boards often don’t understand the issue and are reluctant to make changes that will create complaints without support from parents.
Need some questions to get your Board of Trustees thinking about Bible in Schools? Here are six simple questions that will get the conversation going and get people thinking.
Secular Education campaigners David Hines and Tanya Jacob are over the moon about a High Court decision today (18 July) to let them take a fast-track to their day in court.
Why haven’t the Human Rights Commission said anything about religious discrimination in our secular state primary schools? For years they have ignored this issue and never made any public statements on the ethics of boards of trustees imposing Bible classes in a non-religious school.
The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand seems content to join the list of other organisations that are happy to sit on their hands and do nothing when they should be standing up for the children who are forced out of their own classrooms, coerced into religious indoctrination, bullied and mistreated by the teachers, board members, school administration, evangelical church volunteers and parents who make it happen.