Accord Coalition Launches Early Day Motion
Accord supporter Ashok Kumar MP has tabled an early day motion (number 530) in parliament to back our campaign and urge the government to change rules on faith schools. Early day motions are used by MPs to draw the attention of the public and other politicians to important issues.
The more MPs that we can get to sign the EDM the higher its profile will be. One way that you can help is by writing to your MP to ask them to sign the motion. To see the text of the EDM and to send an email to your MP please follow this link:
All you have to do is add a short personal message, fill in your details and hit send.
Campaign ‘Against Faith Schools’ http://www.justgiving.com/faithschools
My ref : Church Schools and Faith Schools UK (Schools UK) Compulsory Worship. Quango’s of Religiosity. Religion in Schools REBT and (public) Disconnection. President Barack Obama – Inaugural Speech, tolerance – "and non-belief" or ‘non-believer’. The ‘Proper Structuralised View of The World’ or ‘The Proper Structuralized View of The World’ – Erich Fromm (proper = scientific) – ‘Structural World View’ – Richard Dawkins. (is missing)
Example, for our Children and the Vulnerable of Christ and God’s – ‘unconditional – love for all’.
"The Paranoia – In Inclusion" and "Maintaining – The Power Of A Church" and "The Maintenance Of Sectarianism" (At All Cost) “Defending and Promoting Faith Based Schooling, against an – ‘Aggressively Hostile’ (paranoia) Secularism”.
"Two one-day invited conferences are in process of development: at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and at Liverpool Hope University. The first of these events is already scheduled for 10 March 2009. Both will be led by Professor Gerald Grace, Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Catholic Education at London University’s Institute of Education. The working title is, “Defending and Promoting Faith Based Schooling against an Aggressively Hostile Secularism”. Invitees will include CU members, head teachers and others in the East Anglia and North West areas with an influence / active interest in Catholic education". (‘Secret sessions’ of the – part – public funded faith schools?)
Self-harm and ‘irrational beliefs’ http://selfharm.atticmedia.com/Article.aspa?PageId=255&NodeId=249
Education UK – ‘bordering on disgraceful’!
I asked my 9 (nearly, 10) year old children, "Had they heard of Charles Darwin or understood the ‘evolution of species and man’ ?" They said, "That they hadn’t!" I was a bit shocked and then explained some of it to them. As they were on their way to School Assembly, as I was quite cross, I asked them, "Who made God?" Also saying, "What they would be told in Assembly was likely to be outdated, mostly imaginative nonsense and complete rubbish". One of the twins asked, "Why do grown up, supposedly knowledgeable teachers tell us all this stuff". I just said, "That they might not of grown up, YET" and that, "It has all become part of a tradition, but it is all getting less, and less so.., authoritarian and dictatorial, by the day – as can be seen, by the dogma and dictates in their websites, and that their valuable time would not be wasted for too long at the school, so on…"
“By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, –that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible, do miracles become, –that the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost incomprehensible by us, –that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, –that they differ in many important details, far too important as it seemed to me to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitness; –by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation.
The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can hardly be denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.” Charles Darwin: an: The Autobiography of Charles Darwin. 1969.
‘Save Our School’ Swanage First School, Dorset, UK. http://www.sos-swanagefirst.co.uk/index2.php Barack Obama, Inaugural Speech: the tolerance of ‘no-belief’ or ‘non-believers’, is not available in (primitive) Education UK.The only other choice is a Church or Faith School. Parents reported, and shown, on BBC TV, ‘object to sending their children to a proselytising Church or Faith School’, which is the only choice – if the secular Swanage First School closes by a silly government order. P.N. 67% of British parents ‘don’t want Church or Faith Schools’ and ‘83% think that religion does more harm than good’!
Schools breaking ‘admissions law’ (should they have to be told everything? As if, they are the little children, and with all the stress that they have caused parents, esp – from the so called ‘moral and religious communities’ involved with schooling in the UK) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7661554.stm
"Living with our modern day jesters". http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1919.entry