The Chilliwack school board is confident the new distribution of materials policy it adopted Tuesday is on solid legal ground despite veiled threats of legal action from the BC Humanist Association.
The Chilliwack school board is facing opposition to a proposed distribution-of-materials policy that makes no mention of religion or Bibles.
Who is this Richard Ajabu, who is so concerned about children learning about Christianity, grace and forgiveness in Christ?
B.C. school boards have more wiggle room for giving out free Bibles than for passing deficit budgets, according to a Ministry of Education letter sent to Chilliwack parent Richard Ajabu last week.
Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O'Mahony hosted a forum on Monday to talk about a sensitive combination of subjects: religion and politics.
"Holy texts, free stuff and lessons in critical thinking," Oct. 31.I wanted to let you know that I appreciated your column. I am a Christian (and one that is OK with respectful proselytizing).
The controversy around handing out free Bibles in school districts such as Abbotsford and Chilliwack has prompted a call for Education Minister Don McRae to investigate whether religion is creeping into some B.C. public schools.
The recent strong opposition towards a longstanding Gideon tradition of handing out Bibles in schools did not come as a surprise. Although Canada's constitution and legal system are founded on Biblical principles, our once strong Christian heritage is not only slowly eroding but even increasingly opposed.
A local parent wants B.C.'s education minister to stop the Chilliwack school district from allowing free Bibles to be handed out at local public schools, because he says the practice violates provincial law.
Like Gord Smith ("Atheists Should Have A Times Column"), I would love to see a "Reason Today" or something similar. It seems odd to only feature one religion in a newspaper year after year. If there's a "Faith Today" column (which, let's be honest, isn't for people of all faiths), shouldn't we at least rotate it with columns such as "Islam Today," "Hinduism Today," "Buddhism Today," and "Secularism Today?"
Setting aside religious differences, Gord Smith's letter (Times, July 24) touched on a valid point: Chilliwack is a growing community, and Christianity is not the only game in town.
In response to Kathleen McCune's letter of July 31.
Editor: -- Re: Atheism:
A letter in response to Mr. Gord Smith's letter of July 24.
As someone raised in a devout household I like to read the Faith Today column in the Chilliwack Times.
Regarding the cancellation of the Taboo Naughty But Nice show at Trade
Should students study the Bible alongside biology or the Koran with calculus? The Burnaby NOW spoke with Jason Carreiro, a PhD student and host of an upcoming SFU Philosopher's Café discussion on religion in schools.
I'm terribly curious, now. How will these FHA researchers divide up these "100 Mennonites of both genders" among the various racial groups in our community (Times, June 14)? Will there be equal numbers from among the Hispanic Mennonites as from the Vietnamese Mennonites?