Tag: schools

Saudi textbooks still teaching hate, says US Commission

Originally published in CBN News Despite a highly publicised reform movement in Saudi Arabia, Saudi school textbooks still include violent and intolerant content, according to a new study. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) found passages praising jihad against non-Muslims, calling for the execution of apostates and those […]

Freedom of speech lawsuit threatened over UK plan for independent schools

Originally published in Christian Today The Christian Institute has condemned the United Kingdom government’s latest plans for independent schools, saying they will curtail freedom of speech. Under new guidelines, teachers working in independent schools – including Christian schools and academies – will have to actively promote ‘rights’ in every subject. […]

Education: creating circles of influence

[notice]Musings around children’s ministry.[/notice] Browsing through some of the articles on Education in the secular press can make one feel discouraged! Limpopo is now under the spotlight after last year’s textbook scandal, and even though last year’s overall best matriculant came from Limpopo, it seems there is a lingering morbid […]

15 ways for churches to support schools

By Danie Mouton Internal problems in the Education Department were not the only factor behind the crisis in education in South Africa, said  Uitenhage District Office of Education head, Mrs N Bashman. Speaking at a recent Port Elizabeth prayer meeting attended  by church leaders and education department representatives, she said […]