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Our children: education or Indoctrination -

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Introductions and Brief Biblical basis for care and nurture of children
Speaker: Steve Beegoo Head of Education, Christian Concern

Session 1: Ideology and Sexuality (@17mins)
Speaker: Dr Lisa Nolland Chief Executive, Marriage Sex & Culture group

Session 2: State Education and Sexuality Issues (@45mins)
Speaker: Steve Beegoo

Session 3:
  Part 1: School Chaplaincy (@1h18m)
  Speaker: Dr Steve Younger (CVE Scotland)

 Part 2: Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood curriculum (@1h30m)
Speaker: Kirsty Moffat (CVE Scotland)

Session 4: Strategies (@1h46m)
Speaker: Cristo

Session 5: Issues outside of School (@1h58m)
Speaker: Kath McAllistair

Closing Remarks (@2h23m)

Conference organisers: Issachar Ministries and ChristiansTogether

Speaker bios (in speaking order) -

Steve Beegoo is the Head of Education at Christian Concern, he speaks nationally and internationally on issues related to education and Christianity. He is also the CEO of the Christian Schools Trust, a network of small, low cost, independent Christian schools. He was a headteacher for 8 years, a church pastor for 9 years, and has a wife and three daughters and lives near Oxford. In his spare time he loves a game of badminton!

Dr Lisa Nolland is a sex historian and the CEO of the Marriage, Sex and Culture Group, London ( Lisa has been tracking the pan sexual revolution for the past four decades, and is most concerned by the Woke targeting of the young, the loss of basic freedoms of speech and religion, and the unwillingness or inability of the church to engage where most needed. The MSC's upcoming conference, 'I'm gay': Where do we go from here? (London, 25th March, zoom tickets) addresses these important issues. 

Dr. Steve Younger is pastor of High Blantyre Baptist Church. He has 40 years of experience as a School Chaplain and is the Chaplaincy Project Co-ordinator for Christian Values in Education (Scotland). He also lectures at the Scottish Baptist College on Chaplaincy topics and on Pastoral Care.

Kirsty Moffat is a former secondary school teacher by training in religious, moral and philosophical studies. She and is CVE (Scotland) as head of the Relationship and Sexual Health and Parenthood Project.

Cristo has been involved in alternative provision, languages and RE teaching, chaplaincy and para-church ministry in secondary and primary schools. He has a degree in languages a PGCE and a MA in Translation Studies and has been working in education in some form since 2005. 

Kath McAllistair is a Safe Guarding Co-ordinator. She is a secondary school teacher and a wife and mother of three children.
Editor 06/03/2023 14:09
The following is a summary of some of the comments that have come in following the 'Our Children - Education or Indoctrination' conference -

* Thanks for Saturday, I would like to say I enjoyed it, but I think it was more a case of shock and awe! It was very informative and gives lots of things to think about.

* It was very professionally done and had a wealth of information for parents and grandparents.

* Thank you so very much for such a stimulating and challenging conference this afternoon. As believers we should be fully aware of what is going on in the world, especially in our own country and to be able to discuss it at the appropriate times.

* I must admit, that I finished the afternoon slightly stunned, but knowing that as a grandparent, God willing I will be a bit better informed!

* It was brilliant and so inspiring! fired me up all over again. Since I work in a school! thank you so much for organizing it for us. Tremendously worthwhile.

* Truly excellent, speakers giving insights across the range of issues and helping us to tackle the issues in our schools and communities.

* Very informative and practical too.

* It was brilliant and so inspiring! fired me up all over again since I work in a school! thank you so much for organising it for us. Tremendously worthwhile.

* Thank you so much for this afternoon conference.

* I wanted to say thank you very much for a really excellent conference this afternoon on our children’s education. Very needful and very informative though a little heavy going at times. It has provided me much fuel for my prayer for children. For the last few months the Lord has laid our children on my heart to pray to the extent that I have been sharing information with my pastor with regard to what is going on in our schools.

I really think that we are living in an age where, if at all possible, we should pray and consider taking our children out of the public schooling system.

* Thank you for this afternoon.
How have we ever let this happen to our little children - I think as Christians we have to take much of the blame - we have not been sufficiently vigilant and have been too trusting. Please pass on my appreciation to all those who worked towards making the afternoon such a success.

Editor 13/03/2023 16:59
Headline: Rishi Sunak agrees to urgent review of inappropriate sex ed materials
Editor 13/03/2023 17:03
An earlier online conference of the above type was held in May 2020. The article includes links to recordings of the various speakers.
Editor 24/03/2023 17:41
From CF -
>>>>Thank you so much for arranging this conference. I found it very helpful and have passed on some of the practical suggestions re pushing back, to my family members who are either teachers or work in schools.<<<<
Editor 24/03/2023 19:57
CofE school defends book promoting gender ideology to four-year-olds
Editor 12/04/2023 13:44

12th April 2023 – for immediate release

Scottish Trans, the trans equality project of LGBTI equality and human rights charity the Equality Network, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that they will seek to overturn the UK Government’s block of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill.
Vic Valentine, Manager of Scottish Trans, said
“The bill as passed would introduce a simpler and fairer way for trans men and women to be legally recognised as who they truly are, allowing them to live with the dignity we all deserve.
It was passed by the Scottish Parliament by 86 votes to 39, with the overwhelming support of the SNP, Labour, the Greens and the LibDems. That followed years of consultation, and lengthy Parliamentary consideration and debate. The bill covers matters that are devolved to the Scottish Parliament, and its consequences were considered by MSPs in great detail.
For the UK Government to seek to block the Scottish democratic process in this way, simply because they disagree with the welcome decision the Scottish Parliament has made to improve trans people’s lives, is unacceptable. Other countries all over the world have introduced similar laws, with the only impact being a positive one – on the tiny number of trans people who need legal recognition of how we live our lives, as everyone is entitled to under international human rights law.”
All the parties in the Scottish Parliament except the Conservatives committed to improve gender recognition law in their 2016 and 2021 Holyrood manifestos. The Scottish Government consulted publicly on the proposals in 2017, then published the bill and consulted again in 2019.
The Parliament’s Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee consulted again in the spring and summer of 2022, and heard oral evidence on the bill from 39 witnesses. Those included supporters and opponents of the legislation, and experts in matters raised about it, such as equality law, women’s services, young people, sport and prisons, and religious representatives. They also heard from the leader of the Irish Seanad, about experience with similar legislation passed there some years ago, about which she was wholly positive.
The Committee recommended that the Parliament approve the principles of the bill.
Over 300 amendments were then considered at stages 2 and 3 of the bill, and more than 80 of them, from MSPs of different parties, were agreed upon to address matters that had been raised in relation to the bill.

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