Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 17-Sep-2016 to 23-Sep-2016.
The photo above accompanies the CTV News article “Alberta School Boards Block Debate, Vote on LGBTQ Motion at Meeting.” The caption below the photo reads An empty classroom is seen in this undated CTV file photo. On Monday, the Alberta School Board Association met to debate or vote “on a … Continue reading
I recently wrote about how the town of Busby voted to keep recitation of the Lord’s Prayer as part of their public school’s morning exercises. In that post, I cited Luke Fevin’s remarks that keeping the Lord’s Prayer violates Canadian Charter rights and therefore voting on such an issue is … Continue reading
There has been an on-going debate in Alberta about the Lord’s Prayer and I wrote about it some time ago. Recently, parents in Busby, Alberta voted to keep the Christian prayer in the public classroom. To me this is preposterous – not because I’m an atheist and secularist, but because … Continue reading
I don’t know how I missed the April story about a private school in Alberta, Webber Academy, ordered to pay $26,000 in damages to two students who they prevented from praying in their school. According to the parents of the two students, upon enrollment, they explicitly asked if it would … Continue reading
In an article in the Calgary Herald, Dr. Kristopher Wells says, The research is clear: Gay-Straight Alliances can be a lifeline for many students at-risk for depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide. Currently, GSAs exist in over 90 public schools across Alberta. However, not a single GSA exists in … Continue reading