To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Scotland's Schools Win Battle to Keep Faith Curriculum after Government Attempt to Shut Down

Teresa Neumann : Nov 26, 2014  Staff – The Christian Institute

"We [the Church] hope to continue to have a major input into Scotland's education system—for the sake of Scotland's children." -David Robertson

(Scotland)—America isn't the only country battling to save their schoolchildren from being cheated out of learning about their Christian heritage. In Scotland, one government leader, MSP John Finnie, recently introduced a bill to reduce the role of Christianity in the nation's educational system. (Photo via BBC)

According to a Scottish law passed in 1973, three religious figures were supposed to be included on local school authority boards—one from the Church of Scotland, one from the Roman Catholic Church, and a third from another religious organization.

Finnie's bill would have removed that requirement, thus preventing a significant Christian vote on educational matters.

Following a huge outcry, in which less than a fifth of the people responding to the move agreed with Finnie, the bill was dropped.

Said Reverend Sally Foster-Fulton of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council, "Clearly, the Church was not alone in recognizing the added value which religious representatives bring to their participation in education committees."

David Robertson, a Free Church minister, agreed. Saying churches have a valuable role to play in Scotland, he added, "We hope to continue to have a major input into Scotland's education system—for the sake of Scotland's children."







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

US Recommends a 'Pause' in Administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Due to Blood Clots

'They Can Take Our Facility, But We'll Just Find Another One': Canadian Church Goes Underground; Pastor Coates Leads from a Secret Location

A New Strategy to pass the Born-Alive Protection Act: How You Can Take Action

Alveda King: Voter ID Denial, Slavery and Abortion Are Identity Theft

More Than 30 States Now Considering Bills to Ban Sexually Confused Boys from Girls Sports

'This Means Everything': Sean Feucht Receives William J. Seymour Award at 2021 Azusafest; Reports ALS Sufferers Getting Out of Wheelchairs

Très Bien!: New Openness to the Gospel in France

'She's Unbelievable!': Baby Girl Miraculously Survives to Hug Twin Brother

Supreme Court Rules to Lift California's Restrictions on Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings in Private Homes

Rep. Dan Crenshaw Asking for Prayers after Undergoing Emergency Eye Surgery

PRAY: Iran Vows Revenge against Israel as Attack Inflicts 9 Months of Damage on Iran's Nuclear Program

Republicans Block Biden's Sending of $150 Million to Palestinians

'We Believe God Is More Powerful': Burma People Stand against Attacks With Faith

CNN and MSNBC Contributor Midwin Charles Passes Away at Just 47 after Receiving Pfizer's Covid Vaccine

Scientists from Oxford, Harvard, and Princeton Talked COVID and Face Masks with Gov. DeSantis; YouTube Deleted It

Carrie Underwood's 'My Savior' Album Tops 4 Billboard Charts

This Texas Bill Would Give Preborn Children a Voice, and Legal Representation in Court

Judge Strikes Down Kansas Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

Britain's Prince Philip Dies at 99

ADF: NY Photographer Challenges State Law that Forces Artists to Supply Artwork for LGBTQ Weddings



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com