Tagged: State school

Cynical evangelisation of children - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 12, 2012

All parents are concerned when they send their children out into the world. We all hope that our schools, and other places our children go, are going to be safe. We are rightfully shocked when we find adults entrusted with … Continue reading → … Read More

Their mission – values or advancement of religion? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 23, 2012

The organisations providing religious instruction in public schools have become quite defensive in their reaction the comments from concerned parents in the media. Simon Greening, current Churches Education Commission Chief Executive claims their purpose is not missionary. They don’t wish … Continue reading → … Read More

Mixing values and Jesus in secular education - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 05, 2012

Daniel Dennett calls it the “last big fib.*” The claim that religion and human morality are intimately entwined – that you can’t be good without god. That does seem to be a widely held misconception, or should I say widely … Continue reading → … Read More

That’s what I like to see in a young woman! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 07, 2011

Recently, I have been debating with some of the theologically inclined the question of religious privilege in a secular society and the funding of private religious schools. Coincidentally I came across an internet post which illustrates one of the problems … Continue reading → … Read More