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Archive for April 2013

EDUCATION – GENERAL

April 23, 2013

I posted recently abour religious education in schools, and about the same time Michael Gove (UK Education Secretary) got media coverage for his latest thoughts about educational reform. The bits the media picked out concerned the length of school terms and the length of the school day. Opinions are bound to be divided on those […]

TEACHING RELIGION?

April 18, 2013

I found a post recently about religion in schools. I think it was for or against a particular religion. My belief is that everybody should be made aware of the significance of religion as a general concept – both at home and at school. Children quickly become aware that electricity is dangerous and that crossing the […]

VISION

April 14, 2013

This title avoids using the word-of-the- week – “Thatcher”. I recognise her quality but find it rather sick-making to have a whole week of idolatry. It makes us (the Brits) look like a nation of voyeurs. What she did had to be done sooner or later, and few people would have had the courage to see […]

WITCHCRAFT AND PROOF

April 6, 2013

Nshila Ileloka here – fictional heroine of Chris Elgood books. I saw a tweet about assisting married friends to conceive. Could imitative magic help? Failing body parts, would names on back of images be enough? I believe one should make every effort to do the job thoroughly. Witchdoctoring works through a spiritual agency and the […]

THE BENEFITS REFORMS – UK

April 4, 2013

The different views about “reform” of the benefit system are confusing. There is no certainty about the impact and the arguments seem to reflect in-built beliefs. The churches are all about charity and love, so most condemn the changes. And almost everybody is against harming those who are in real need. On the other side, people with […]