Posts Tagged ‘Churches Education Commission’

Church Education Commission outraged by accusations of bullying, secrets and grooming

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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The Churches Education Commission (CEC) is outraged by claims made by secular education campaigners who want to stop religion being taught in state primary and intermediate schools. Tanya Jacob, the South Island representative¬†of the of the Secular Education Network (SEN), said there are “really quite serious concerns, even concerns about potential for grooming, keeping secrets Read more

Christian-Atheist lay preacher leads charge against Bibles in Schools.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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The Secular Education Network (SEN) is launching a fresh challenge against Bible in Schools programmes. David Hines, spokesperson for SEN, has been described in the media as a”retired Journalist and lay preacher. An introduction to a 2012 YouTube video says Hines Was a Methodist minister for 10 years, from 1961. He resigned and became a Read more

Religious Studies in schools: Legal challenge by Church Commission

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

On Thursday, the Churches Education Commission (CEC) will launch a legal challenge to be allowed to give evidence in a dispute between a family who believe their daughter was segregated and humiliated after opting out of religious studies, and a Whangaparaoa school. The lawyer representing the McClintock family, Richard Francois, is also seeking to repeal Read more

Divided beliefs over Bible in the classroom

Friday, August 9th, 2013

One in three state primary and intermediate schools teaches religious instruction, according to a survey which has triggered debate over what children are being taught. Here, the chief of the Churches Education Commission, Simon Greening, and the survey’s author, David Hines, present their views: For Why should New Zealand primary schools continue to offer a Read more