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LHN - Nov 21

21 Nov 2017 Christians: Your Voice Can Make a Difference in the Political Landscape

On the program this week, a comprehensive look at two recent ARPA lobbying efforts. One on Bill 24 in Alberta, the other on a federal bill involving criminal code protections for religious worship. We look at what works, what doesn't, and how we measure and define success....

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A legal challenge to the passage of Bill 24

ARPA Grassroots Activates to oppose Bill 24

Can we consider our political action a success or a failure?

LN Feature: Christians: Your Voice Can Make a Difference in the Political Landscape

LHN 111417

14 Nov 2017 Crunch time on Bill 24

Parents to be kept in the dark: On the feature today, a grassroots campaign to resist a law in Alberta that would intentionally seek to hide information about children from their parents..   In the news..   Parliamentary committee agrees, worship services deserving of special protections: The Commons Justice Committee has voted to keep Section 176 of the Criminal Code, the section that expressly protects church services from disruption. Christians being denied for adoptions? The Alberta Government is being taken to court for denying an adoption application from a couple expressly because of their Christian...

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Parliamentary committee agrees, worship services deserving of special protections

Christians being denied for adoptions?

Protecting the grizzly bear spirit?

LN Feature: Crunch time on Bill 24

LHN Nov 7

07 Nov 2017 The Supreme Court as Reformed Synod?

Could Canadian courts become the highest appeal for Reformed Synods? On the feature today, John Sikkema explains the background to the "Wall case", which ARPA argued before the Supreme Court of Canada last week. In the news.. Your kids’ teachers could legally keep you in the dark: NDP introduce Bill 24, a proposed new law in Alberta that further strips parental rights in education. Freedom of Religion for the ‘grizzly bear spirit’?: The Supreme Court has set some limits on what constitutes "Freedom of Religion" in the Charter Do worship services deserve special protection in...

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Your kids’ teachers could legally keep you in the dark

Freedom of religion for the ‘grizzly bear spirit’?

Do worship services deserve special protection in law?

Manitoba is unified on protecting Doctor’s consciences

LN Feature: The Supreme Court as Reformed Synod?

LHN Oct 31

31 Oct 2017 Who is Sovereign? ARPA Fall Tour 2017 Highlights

This week, a special, full edition of Lighthouse News. A recap of ARPA's fall tour, which was themed around the question "Who is Sovereign?"     From Sept 25th to Oct 20th, ARPA staff made 20 stops across the country- with presentations to Christian Schools during the day (more than 14-hundred students saw those presentations), and another 20 stops during the evenings for ARPA supporters. The total attendance at the evening stops was at over 15-hundred. The tour was divided into two parts. The stops on the eastern portion of the tour -...

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LHN Oct 24

24 Oct 2017 Choice in Education is Worth Our Attention

The Importance of Educational Choice: A feature interview with Cardus senior fellow Deani van Pelt on both economic and social research around the independent school movement. In the news.. Banning pro-life info around abortion clinics: ARPA makes a presentation to a legislative committee at Queen's Park on Ontario's proposed new "bubble zone" legislation Reviewing the school board election results in Alberta: A look back at last week's public and separate school board election results in Alberta, and what implications those results may have on the debate over parental choice and notification in that province Orwellian...

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Banning pro-life info around abortion clinics

Reviewing the school board election results in Alberta

Orwellian directive by Ontario Law Society to all lawyers

Palliative care strategy bill continues through the Senate

LN Feature: Choice in education is worth our attention

Al

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.