AIMS OF FIRIS
- Maintain an inclusive school curriculum that does not require any student to withdraw from class on account of different religious beliefs.
- Formally cease the practice of volunteer-run special religious instruction (SRI) during school hours.
- Follow an objective, fair and balanced comparative syllabus for education about religions and beliefs.
- Treat all religious organisations who wish to use the school facilities outside of the school day with transparent and equitable policies.
FIRIS is a parent-driven grassroots effort. More, you say?
- Get a quick intro to “Religion in Schools” by accessing The Facts, the FAQ, and this overview recent article in the media.
- Hear first hand some parent’s stories and what child evangelists say, as well as some famous quotes.
- Read the media coverage by checking the impressive Media List: Roadmap to Success, watching the Current Affair show “Evangelist ministry converts kids but refuses access” (June 2014), and listening to ABC Parents Flee Access Ministries religion classes Background Briefing program (August 2014)
- Check by yourself the CRE material used in SRI and the reports from educational academic experts on their quality: go to CRE Curriculum.
- Learn about or report SRI on a school by visiting our Victoria SRI Map.
- Subscribe to our mailing list and like our Facebook group.
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PLEASE NOTIFY US OF ANY RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES IN YOUR SCHOOL (LUNCHTIME GROUPS, BREAKFAST CLUBS, ETC)