Education Gems

Student friendships and groupings

There’s something that is hard to understand. It happens frequently in a school setting, often more than not. It’s actually something that doesn’t happen, if that makes sense. It’s got to do with relationships between students and their groupings. It’s about students reaching out to others who are not in their group. Why is it so difficult… Continue reading Student friendships and groupings

Christianity · World

Too many smiling, dancing, white Christians

Hungary has been in the news regularly in recent times because of defending Christian values, with Hungary’s Prime Minister as one of the vocal defenders of Hungary as a Christian country. He recently stated that Islam is advancing and Christianity is Europe’s last hope. This is not appreciated by the bureaucracy in the European Union.… Continue reading Too many smiling, dancing, white Christians

Australia

Victoria: Reason Party launches bid to remove charitable status from religious groups

Victoria’s Reason Party (formerly known as the Sex Party) has put a motion before parliament to delete ‘advancement of religion’ from the definition of a charity. If successful, the bill would remove tax exempt status from religious schools and hospitals, as well as other charities including nursing homes. The Australian Family Association in an email… Continue reading Victoria: Reason Party launches bid to remove charitable status from religious groups

Australia

ARPA to testify at WA End of Life Choices Committee hearing

WA’s Parliamentary Inquiry into End of Life Choices has recommenced public hearings. At least thirty organisations are scheduled to appear by early March, with ten having already appeared since hearings began in December last year. ARPA has also been requested to give evidence and will appear before the committee on Thursday the 8th March at… Continue reading ARPA to testify at WA End of Life Choices Committee hearing

Australia

Australian Christian Lobby Releases Tasmanian Election Guide

Tasmania faces a House of Assembly (lower house) election on 3rd March. The Australian Christian Lobby has released an online election guide, which includes personal responses and party position summaries from candidates, conveniently sorted according to each electorate. ARPA commends the guide to our Tasmanian readers as we are not in a position to produce… Continue reading Australian Christian Lobby Releases Tasmanian Election Guide

Australia

Pro SSM groups openly lobbying for removal of religious exemptions

ARPA Australia reports that Pro-Same Sex Marriage groups are openly lobbying the Religious Freedom Review committee for removal of religious exemptions in anti-discrimination laws. ARPA writes: The level of hostility towards Christian values in Australian society became even clearer last week as reports emerged about the content of some of the 13,500 submissions received by… Continue reading Pro SSM groups openly lobbying for removal of religious exemptions