Category Archives: Family & Education

Child Sexual Abuse

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WE AFFIRM the dignity of children, the value of their unique perspective on the world, and the privilege given to us of protecting and nurturing them. HOWEVER, many societies across the world struggle with endemic levels of child sexual abuse. When uncovered, the shocking nature of such abuse often leads to offenders being dehumanised without […]

Joined-up Living

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We affirm that God created people as threefold beings made of bodies, souls and spirits, and sets each of us in societies, communities and families. However, our actions often fail to match our words and our good intentions, while social inequality is rising, many communities are divided and families are fracturing at unprecedented rates. Therefore, […]

Educating for Progress

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We affirm that the ability of every child to learn should be individual and not “one size fits all.” However, children who find it too difficult to reach that standard required give up trying and so fall further behind. To overcome this “failure complex” we must use their competitive spirit. Tests and exams should be […]

Education, education, education

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We affirm that education is a basic human right. Even in the most developed societies however, education falls drastically short of equipping us to live lives that are resilient, meaningful, and purposeful; instead focusing on the technical abilities we may one day need to earn a living. We therefore propose an overhaul of our curricula […]

Liberating Education

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We affirm that human beings are called and enabled to become active citizens of their society and active explorers of their environment. However, we constantly try to confine our children’s education to measurable skills and competitive achievement. Therefore, we must ease the burdens of testing for schoolchildren, keep class sizes as small as possible to […]

Teaching about the effects of pornography

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We affirm that sex is an act of love, trust and vulnerability, and therefore should be reserved for marriage, where husband and wife are committed to loving and serving each other. However, pornography is used by most British and American men, whether married and/or Christian. Porn has been found to increase negative attitudes towards women, […]

Shared responsibility in education

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We affirm that both parents and teachers are responsible for the education of children, in order to shape and equip them for their positive involvement in society. However, various changes in society, including both family breakdown and the ‘consumerisation’ of education, have increasingly shifted responsibility for success from students and parents onto teachers and institutions […]

A call against sexualised advertising

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We affirm the innate beauty of the human body, of which only one part is derived from its sexuality. However, the advertising industry has distorted the human image by casting women increasingly as objects of sexual gratification, and using that image to sell products and services. Therefore, we 1) challenge businesses to publicly move away […]