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23 May 2017 Confusing the roles of Church and State

Feature: The Supreme Court of Canada will be considering a case that has profound implications for matter of church discipline. On the feature this week, ARPA lawyer John Sikkema, on the principles underlying the case.
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Conscience Protection in Manitoba

Defending Crisis Pregnancy Centres

New lawyer coming on board with ARPA

A last look back at GGY17

LN Feature: Confusing the roles of Church and State


16 May 2017 Looking at Canada’s Legacy

Last week, ARPA hosted the first-ever “God and Government Youth” event in Ottawa. Almost 30 young people from Reformed churches across the country gathered to be educated and equipped for political engagement in their communities. One of the presentations they heard was from Jonathon Van Maren from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. His keynote speech was delivered at a dinner last Wednesday evening.
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LN Feature: Looking at Canada's Legacy


09 May 2017 Byfield speaks out – Stopping the Current Onslaught in Education

Feature: This week, we speak with an icon of Canadian conservatism, especially well-known in western Canada. Former Alberta Report publisher Ted Byfield weighs in on the education controversies in Alberta, and the federal Conservative leadership race.
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Notwithstanding clause looming in Saskatchewan

Another inappropriate government website for Alberta kids

God and Government Youth Conference

LN Feature: Byfield speaks out - Stopping the Current Onslaught in Education


02 May 2017 Leadership Debate

This week, a very special edition of Lighthouse News. The ballots for the federal Conservative Party leadership race were mailed out last week. ARPA is not taking any formal position on who should win the race; the organization has not endorsed any particular candidate(s). But our supporters have been asking us for our opinions on who their "top ten" candidates should be on the ranked ballot. We're not answering that question; certainly not in any formal organizational way.
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LN Feature: Leadership Debate


25 Apr 2017 Pro-life education – is it appropriate?

Feature: This week, we speak with ARPA Executive Director Mark Penninga about a controversy that erupted in Red Deer, Alberta over a pro-life presentation at a local Catholic high school.
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Summer student job funding pulled from pro-life group

A useless amendment masquerading as a bold defence of religious freedom

The Easter bunny goes to court

Introducing ARPA Canada's new Alberta Director

Pro-Life Education - Is it appropriate?


Al Siebring has spent more than 35 years in the media business, primarily at local radio stations in Western Canada. Over the years, he’s also done some freelance work for CBS Radio in New York and the CNN Radio network, and has had print material published in newspapers and magazines as varied as the National Post, “Western Report” magazine, various local newspapers in communities where he’s lived, and a variety of church-related publications including “Christian Renewal” and “Clarion.”
Al also spent almost two years working with the now-defunct ECP Centre, writing, producing, and hosting their daily “No Apologies” podcast.