Family

01 Oct 2008 British Columbians Unite to Take Back Our Schools

Update: The www.takebackourschoools.org website is no longer online. For Immediate Release – October 1, 2008 SURREY, BC – A newly-formed working group of organizations and parents has launched a new initiative – www.TakeBackOurSchools.org – in response to the hijacking of BC's education system. A recent example is a legal agreement between the BC government and a homosexual activist couple which has resulted in unprecedented changes to the curriculum and slamming the door on parents' rights to make alternative arrangements for the teaching of sensitive topics in courses where their children are taught.
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27 Aug 2008 ARPA Canada Lesson Plans

ARPA Canada, in cooperation with a teacher from a Reformed school in Canada, have prepared some lessons for teachers and parents to incorporate into their classes or use at home. We recognize that our children are growing up in a world that is increasingly opposed to applying our Christian worldview to public life. We want to make it easier for teachers to introduce students to some key political issues from a Biblical perspective. These lesson plans are our first step to making this happen. All of our lesson plans can...

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17 Jul 2008 BC Considers Kindergarten for 3 and 4 Year-Olds

Update: Deadline extended till August 15! There is still time to express your thoughts.ARPA Canada learned today that the BC Early Childhood Learning Agency is conducting a consultation to hear public input on whether kindergarten should be expanded to full-days for 5 year-olds and eventually also include 3 and 4 year olds by 2012. In a letter to the agency, we voiced our concerns about the increasing grasp of the government into what should be a parental responsibility. "We are convinced that not only do parents know best what...

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13 Jun 2008 Giving thanks….for dads

Its Father's Day on Sunday. Why do we set apart a day to celebrate our fathers? It is because we once understood that fathers are crucial for families, and families are crucial for our nation. God has given fathers a special task of leadership in the home. Their lives have a profound influence on their marriage and their children. As such, they deserve respect and honour. Father's day is a small way to show them this honour and thanks for what they have done.God has set a high standard...

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10 Jun 2008 Resources from Parliament

Resources from Canada's Parliament The Parliament of Canada website has many Learning Strategies and resources relating to Canadian politics. Click here for a list of programs and products directed towards four different age groups. And click here for a wealth of background resources and information on Parliament.Here is a list of some lesson plans and resources, directed towards high school students:Model ParliamentSetting the Agenda: A typical day in the life of a MP or Senator Special Parliamentary Committee SimulationAll Candidates Election Forum Voter Apathy Among Young VotersVoting That CountsClick here...

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27 Mar 2008 “Resist, counter and protest”

VANCOUVER, March 22, 2008 [www.ccrl.ca] - The Catholic Civil Rights League will collaborate with other groups “to develop strategies that concerned parents can employ to passively and actively resist, counter and protest” the kind of instruction recommended by a new teachers’ manual, Making Space, Giving Voice. The statement was included in a letter to School Districts and District Parent Advisory Councils notifying them of the release of the League’s critique of Making Space, Giving Voice. The Ministry of Education manual explains how K-12 students will be introduced to “the full range of gender identity and sexual orientation.” The manual was designed to fulfil the Corren Agreement, a private contract between the Ministry and two homosexual activists.
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10 Jan 2008 Can a word be murdered?: Committing verbicide against “family”

by Michael Wagner People think and communicate through language, and each language uses words with particular meanings. Thus words are important tools in thinking and communicating. As George Orwell so famously pointed out decades ago, it’s possible to channel people’s thoughts by manipulating the words they use. Thoughts can be restricted if words are not available to carry certain “forbidden” meanings. How can you think about something if you don’t have any words to represent that something?
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09 Jan 2008 The Slippery Slope towards Polygamy

Why should Christians oppose polygamy if even the patriarch Abraham, the father of all believers, practiced it?by Johan D. Tangelder* In our Canadian society common sense is in short supply. Perhaps this new century will go down in Canadian history as the age of uncommon nonsense. How else can we describe the latest developments? Marriage and family-relations professionals have come to extol "alternative lifestyles." Textbooks that used to be entitled Marriage and the Family are now entitled Intimate Relationships or the all-inclusive Families. Abnormal behavior has taken on the appearance of the normal.
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09 Jan 2008 The Divorce Law Disaster

By Michael Wagner             Long before the same-sex marriage controversy, heterosexuals were demeaning and degrading the institution of marriage by frequently abandoning the commitment it is supposed to entail. The rate of divorce has risen dramatically since the 1960s due to social change that emphasized individual desires over faithfulness to duties. Making divorce easier was supposed to lead to greater happiness because people would no longer be trapped in loveless and uncaring marital relationships. But, in fact, the dramatic increase in divorce has led to severe social problems and unhappiness.
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