Whose kids are they anyway? Wrestling our children from the grip of the State
This year, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear a case that will have a greater impact on Christian education than any case in our nation’s recent history. A private Christian school in Quebec is being forced to teach a class about religion and morality, and it must be taught from a “secular” perspective. At stake is the authority of parents to have their children instructed in accordance with their faith.
Sadly, this is not just an issue at the Supreme Court. We are seeing other provincial legislatures across Canada pushing the envelope in using the classroom to advance humanist agendas. Are we at risk like frogs who boil in the cauldron and refuse to jump out? Or will we take a stand for what is right while we still can?
ARPA Canada is organizing an intervention to the Supreme Court, in cooperation with Christian schools. But legal action is not enough. We need to proactively engage in our communities and provinces to ensure we retain the freedom to raise our children in the Fear of the Lord. Come find out how you can do you part!
Speakers: Mark Penninga (Executive Director) & André Schutten (Legal Counsel)
All events are at 7:30pm, unless otherwise noted. Venues are subject to change.
* September 26 Ontario ARPA Legislature Visit – Contact your local ARPA for details
Week 1 Sept 30-Oct 5: Alberta & Manitoba
September 30 (Monday): Neerlandia – Canadian Reformed Church
October 1 (Tuesday): Edmonton – Parkland Immanuel Christian School
October 2 (Wednesday): Southern Alberta – Calvin Christian School
October 3 (Thursday): Winnipeg – Redeemer Canadian Reformed Church
October 4 (Friday): Carman – Dufferin Christian School
Week 2 Oct 22-26: BC
* October 21: BC ARPA Conference – Contact your local ARPA for details
October 22 (Tuesday): Chilliwack – Timothy Christian School
October 23 (Wednesday): Langley – Credo Christian High School
October 24 (Thursday): Vernon – Canadian Reformed Church
October 25 (Friday): Smithers – Canadian Reformed Church
October 26 (Saturday): Houston – Houston Christian School
Week 3 Nov 5-8: Ontario
November 5 (Tuesday): London – Strathroy United Reformed Church
November 6 (Wednesday): Fergus – Emmanuel Christian High School
November 7 (Thursday): Niagara – Heritage Christian School
November 8 (Friday): Hamilton – Guido de Bres Christian High School
Week 4 Nov 27-28: Ontario
Note: Andre Schutten will be doing these presentations without Mark for this week
November 26 (Tuesday): Toronto – Bethel Canadian Reformed Church
November 27 (Wednesday): 8:00 p.m. Oxford County – Oxford Reformed Christian School
November 29 (Friday): Tentative: Ottawa – Ambassadors Christian School