Jewel Topsfield is the education editor for The Age. Her new article ‘Let us get God out of the classroom’ has once again pointed readers to our group. We welcome your stories, feedback and support.
The most telling section of the article was a response from Professor Gary Bouma, an Anglican priest at Saint John’s church in East Malvern and the UNESCO chairman in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations. He described the curriculum developed by Access Ministries as appalling. ”Now, unfortunately, most of the Christians out there trying to train the next generation are putting them off with the kind of crap they serve,” he said.
This is an issue that is not about Humanism, it is about fairness and equality. It is about ensuring our children are not separated according to creed in our public schools. This includes both religious parents and non-religious parents.
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