Retaining “our shared Christian ethos” in shared education: @DUPonline conference 2011

Retaining "our shared Christian ethos" in shared education: @DUPonline conference 2011 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 26 November 2011 With Northern Ireland's Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson MP MLA, providing a warm up act at the DUP annual conference, I attended a panel discussion on "Fixing Education": Michelle McIlveen MLA (Chair) Rev. Trevor Gribben …

Accommodating faith and diversity in Northern Ireland

20111121 Inter-Faith Week - Edwin Graham

Accommodating faith and diversity in Northern Ireland: @IFNetUK Inter-Faith Week 2011 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 21 November 2011 OFMDFM Junior Ministers Martina Anderson and Jonathan Bell sponsored a panel discussion marking Inter-Faith Week, organised by the Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum: "Accommodating faith and diversity in Northern Ireland". The panel discussion was chaired …

Alliance Party Conference 2009 – Motion: Post-primary transfer

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3807880&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00adef&fullscreen=1Motion 2: Transfer to secondary schools Conference reaffirms Alliance's historic commitment to the abolition of academic selection, which stretches back to the earliest days of the party Conference notes the abolition of the 11-plus, but further notes that the inability of the Executive to produce a replacement system of transfer will create chaos for this …

Accord and faith schools

The Economist published an article on the current Government policy discussion on the establishment of more single faith schools, and mentions a countervailing movement by an organisation called Accord ("believing in children, learning together").Interestingly, Accord is not calling for secular education (although supporters include humanists and secularists). Instead, it wants to develop the role of faith in education for all. …