John Bingham and Steven Swinford, The Telegraph | December 6, 2015 LONDON — Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is, a top-level inquiry into the place of religion in society has concluded, provoking a backlash from politicians and the Church of England. A two-year commission, chaired by the former senior judge Baroness Butler-Sloss and involving leading religious leaders of all faiths, calls for public life to be systematically de-Christianized. It says the decline of church-going and the Continue reading →
By Trevor Terfloth, Chatham Daily News Parents with concerns over the province’s new sexual education curriculum should not only work with schools, but also talk with their children, says a speaker and former educator. Phil Lees, president and founder of P.E.A.C.E. (Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity) Ontario, gave a presentation to more than 100 people at Gregory Drive Alliance Church on Thursday. He provided a rundown of the curriculum, set to be introduced in September, noting that some of the material isn’t age-appropriate or Continue reading →
After 12 months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision this morning in Loyola High School v. Quebec (Attorney General), upholding religious freedom first for the Loyola Jesuit school but also more broadly for all who seek to apply their faith to the education of their children.
Barbara Kay, The National Post In Ecclesiastes it is written, “There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under the sun … a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. …” One does not have to be Christian or even religious to appreciate the anger that fuelled objections in the first go-around of the Ontario sex ed debate in 2009, enough to block its launch. It is bubbling up anew as the province’s Ministry of Education finally launches the Continue reading →
There is a common perception that school-based comprehensive sex education programs are effective at protecting teens from the problems related to sexual activity while abstinence education programs are not. This document offers basic criteria for effective programs and presents evidence about the effectiveness of both comprehensive and abstinence-based sex education in our schools.
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) has launched its Parent Voice Survey to get input from parents about public education.
By Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News.com Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com December 10, 2014 – Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are Continue reading →
-Media Release- Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised to return the sex education curriculum that was seriously criticized and rejected in 2010 because it was graphic and age inappropriate. The 2010 Gr. 1 – 8, Health and Physical Education Curriculum introduced sexual information in greater detail at earlier ages. Grade 7 classroom instruction would include anal and oral sex, Grade 6 the promotion of self-discovery through masturbation, and in Grade 3 students would be introduced to the topic of gender identity. Many parents felt uncomfortable how Continue reading →
*Foreword – This report provided by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada is one of the best resources available for getting a clear understanding of this issue. Once you’ve read the report, check back into the website for more tips and tools you can use. – PEACE Ontario* By Peter Jon Mitchell, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada November 2014 – *excerpt* In 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Education put a revised Physical Education Curriculum for grades one to eight on hold. Some parents objected to elements Continue reading →
Upon my return from working with PEACE in Hawaii (a report is forthcoming) my first call was from a Toronto parent whose Grade 1 daughter was being forced to go to the washroom with a boy whose parents have chosen to identify him as a girl.