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Parents Are Waking Up: School Fires Christian Worker for Criticizing LGBT Curriculum

Parents Are Waking Up: School Fires Christian Worker for Criticizing LGBT Curriculum A British woman who was fired from her school assistant position for raising concerns about LGBT and sex education appeared before a tribunal Monday and told the court she was shocked when she was dismissed.Kristie Higgs, a Christian and a mother of two,... Read more

Christian school worker challenges sacking over sex education Facebook posts

Kristie Higgs is taking legal action against her former employer for unfair dismissal and discrimination(Photo: Christian Legal Centre)A Bristol Employment Tribunal is this week hearing the case of a Christian school worker who was sacked after she shared a petition against compulsory sex education on her personal Facebook page.  Kristie Higgs is challenging her former employer,... Read more

Iceland Church voices regret over transgender Jesus Sunday school poster

(Photo: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland)Iceland's national Church has expressed regret after portraying Jesus as transgender in a Sunday school poster.  The cartoon-style poster shows Jesus with breasts, a beard and make-up, and wearing a dress while leaping in front of a rainbow.  The message on the front welcomes children to the Evangelical Lutheran Church... Read more

Judge Orders School District to Halt Prayers, Bible Reading after ACLU Suit

Judge Orders School District to Halt Prayers, Bible Reading after ACLU Suit A federal judge this week ordered a Tennessee school district and its employees not to participate in or promote religion at school activities after the district acknowledged it had allowed certain religious expressions in violation of U.S. Supreme Court decisions.U.S. District Judge Waverly... Read more

Pastor’s Daughter Sent Home from School for Wearing ‘Homosexuality Is a Sin’ T-Shirt

Pastor's Daughter Sent Home from School for Wearing 'Homosexuality Is a Sin' T-Shirt In late August, one high school student was reportedly sent home from Livingston Academy in Tennessee after she refused to change out of her black t-shirt that stated, homosexuality is a sin in bold white letters.Rev. Rich Penkoski, who leads Warriors For... Read more

A simple way to keep your kids spiritually grounded this school year

USA (MNN) — For the first time in living memory, kids have started a new academic year in the middle of a pandemic. For children attending school in-person, masks are now donned along with backpacks. Desks and doorknobs are heavily sanitized. And for those learning virtually or homeschooling, parents are suddenly tasked with facilitating or... Read more

North Carolina School Removes Bible Verses from Donated Planners

North Carolina School Removes Bible Verses from Donated Planners A North Carolina public school took out Bible verses printed on donated planners this week. Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Hiddenite, North Carolina, purchased $2,000 worth of planners to help students, but school district officials believed the verses did not respect a separation of church and... Read more

Omission of Christianity as School Subject in Sudan an Error, Official Says

Omission of Christianity as School Subject in Sudan an Error, Official Says JUBA, South Sudan, September 9, 2020 (Morning Star News) The head of the body responsible for curricula in Sudan announced that a previous directive omitting Christian education as a subject for primary schools was in error, according to a new letter to educational... Read more

School toolkit encourages pupils to talk about intimate sexual acts

Pupils are encouraged to talk about intimate sexual acts in a game featured in a toolkit for schools.  The toolkit, created by the Proud Trust, includes a game involving a dice that replaces numbers with words like "anus", "vulva", "penis" and "hands and fingers", The Times reports.  In the game, intended for secondary students, pupils... Read more

Transitional Government in Sudan Omits Christianity as School Subject

Transitional Government in Sudan Omits Christianity as School Subject JUBA, South Sudan, September 3, 2020 (Morning Star News) Fears that Christianity would again be omitted as a course subject in schools in Sudan were confirmed in a recent government directive, sources said.While Islam has long been taught in schools, the head of the body responsible... Read more

School Bible lessons now need parental consent in New Zealand

(Photo: Unsplash/Sarah Noltner)Religious instruction is no longer compulsory in New Zealand's state schools after a change to the law.  The Education and Training Act 2020 has been reformed to require parental consent before children can take part in religious instruction that teaches about the Bible and other aspects of faith.  Before the changes came into... Read more

College or Seminary Student: Make the Most of This Weird School Year

No one knows what the 20202021 school year will hold for colleges and seminaries. If youre a student, how do you make the most of this school year when it may be in-person, hybrid, online, or all three at different times? Two of the biggest benefits of higher education are contentgaining information that can help... Read more

10 Verses to Guide Your Prayers for This Coronavirus School Year

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.When I think about the state of the world my kids have to grow... Read more

The Impact of Kenyas School Shutdown Until 2021

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Tony Merida: Welcome to “Churches Planting Churches,” a podcast on the theology and practice of church planting. I’m your host, Tony Merida. One of the biggest changes the coronavirus has brought to our... Read more

Students abducted in deadly attack on school and church

(Photo: Pexels/Brett Sayles)One person has been killed in a rampage by gunmen in Kaduna State, Nigeria, in which several children were kidnapped. Gunmen attacked the Damba-Kasaya Community in Chikun Local Government Area on motorbikes at around 7:45am on Monday local time.  They invaded the Prince Academy secondary school, where they abducted teacher Christiana Madugu.  Children... Read more

How to Face a Daunting School Year in a COVID-19 World

The arrival of the end of summer means only one thing, school is back in session. In true 2020 fashion going back to school is far more complicated than it used to be. Parents are having to make hard decisions about where or when their children will go to school. It is one of the... Read more

COVID Clashes with Capitalism Culture and a Return to School – Christ and Pop Culture

Public school culture is changing. No matter how desperate we are to imagine any sense of normalcy, normal school has been changing for some time now. And with the pandemic thrusting the changes before our eyes, we are responding in ways that reveal the dangerous treasures of our hearts. With existing and imminent returns to... Read more

School district policies say parents don’t need to know if their child has gender dysphoria

(Photo: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)Gender-bending sex-ed curricula used in some public schools, along with corresponding school district policies, don't meet established standards set forth in law, activists and scholars warned at recent Heritage Foundation panel. As part of the Protecting Children in Education Summit hosted virtually at Heritage on Aug. 12, advocates detailed several efforts parents are undertaking... Read more

California Religious Schools File Lawsuit against Governor Newsom’s School Closure Order

California Religious Schools File Lawsuit against Governor Newsom's School Closure Order On Monday, a lawsuit was filed by multiple religious schools that have taken issue with California Governor Gavin Newsoms recent school closure order.According to The Christian Post, the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, aims to obtain... Read more

Praying the Armor of God for Students Returning to School

Leah Lively Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer With the state of our world over the last few months, our students and children need prayers now more than ever. Our lives have gone from somewhat predictable to completely unpredictable. Each day we turn on the news, we are faced with more challenges and unknowns. Students returning to school... Read more

Trump Touts School Choice for Parents: Why Are We Paying the School if its Closed?

Trump Touts School Choice for Parents: Why Are We Paying the School if its Closed? President Trump on Wednesday urged the nations schools to reopen safely and repeated his belief that government funding allocated for schools should go to the parents if their childs school remains closed.This way, you can make your own... Read more

A Liberty University-Connected Group Is Calling on the School to Permanently Remove Falwell | RELEVANT Magazine

Last Friday, the Liberty University Board of Trustees announced that longtime president Jerry Falwell Jr. would be taking an “indefinite leave of absence” following a bizarre Instagram post that scandalized the nation’s largest Christian college. The leave was “effective immediately” and no other details were immediately forthcoming. Now, a collective of Liberty students, alumni... Read more

Christian teacher in misgendering row let go from second school for calling Muhammad a ‘false prophet’

Joshua SutcliffeA Christian teacher who took his former school to court over a misgendering row says he has been let go from a second school after saying Muhammad was a "false prophet". Joshua Sutcliffe made the comments in a video posted to his personal YouTube channel in which he also singled out Russell Brand, Mormon founder... Read more

Make Your School Decision. Then Trust God.

I never thought Id add face masks to our school supply list. I never thought Id have to decide if its safe to send my kids to school. I never thought Id have to consider teaching seventh-grade math or learning how to conduct therapy techniques emailed to me by the school speech pathologist. I never... Read more

8 Tips for Finding Peace in Your Children’s School Decisions

As a parent, its been hard to miss the heated discussions taking place over recent weeks about whether or not children should return to school in the fall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Most schools have already set out plans for how they intend to keep children safe when they return, and now parents everywhere... Read more

LSESDs Beirut Baptist School faces challenges from pandemic and unrest – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Beirut Baptist School (BBS), a ministry of LSESD, is prayerfully planning for next year amid hardships caused by COVID-19 and the Lebanese economic downturn. Distinctive Education The school was founded in the 1950s, so it has a long history and important legacy that endures today. Wissam Nasrallah of LSESD explains that BBS... Read more

Millions of Kids Wont Be at School This Fall. Christians Can Step Up to Serve.

This week California announced that the 20202021 school year will start online for several of its most populous counties. Many such announcements will likely be made across the country. For millions of Americans, the prospect of their kids doing school at home this fall presents yet another unprecedented challenge. When I served in the military,... Read more

School Reopening Dilemma Is an Education in Itself – Christ and Pop Culture

Americans have never been able to quite agree on the purpose of education, and a brief look into the historical development of the institution in the United States provides a good explanation as to why. Public education, at varying points in time, was aimed at the following targets: biblical education, basic literacy, a means by... Read more

COVID-19 affects AMGs nursing school in Uganda – Mission Network News

Uganda (MNN) As it has all over the world, COVID-19 continues to affect Uganda and AMG Internationals ministry within the country, including their nursing school. Pandemic Impact AMG’s Bill Passons explains how the pandemic is impacting the country at large. The main thing that’s having the biggest effect I think, like most places, is the... Read more

‘Victory for Religious Liberty’: Supreme Court Upholds Montana School Choice Program

'Victory for Religious Liberty': Supreme Court Upholds Montana School Choice Program The U.S. Supreme Court handed supporters of school choice and private religious schools a major victory Tuesday, ruling that a Montana tax credit scholarship program does not violate the federal constitution if the money is used by parents for religious schooling.At issue... Read more