Tag Archive: academic

Manitoba poised to demand faith-based independent schools allow gay-straight alliances

Manitoba appears set to demand faith-based independent schools allow gay-straight alliances, sparking complaints it will be a threat to their freedom of religion. The province may well be the first to require private… Continue reading

Tribunal considers whether atheism a creed

ST. CATHARINES – Is atheism a creed, therefore deserving protection under the Ontario Human Rights Code? Versions of that question dominated a high-profile tribunal held in St. Catharines Wednesday. Rene Chouinard seeks to… Continue reading

Chris Selly: Religious education under fire across Canada

“You can’t extricate the faith. It’s woven throughout the fabric of the school.” These are the words of an Ontario Catholic school board spokesperson, responding to a father’s demands that his son be… Continue reading

The future of Ontario education under Wynne

Teresa Pierre, CCRF Director and founder of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), joins Sun TV’s Michael Coren to discuss the future of religious freedom in Ontario’s public and Catholic schools. View the video… Continue reading

Petition backs Christian universities in academic freedom dispute

A group of academics has launched a campaign defending Canadian Christian universities against what it terms anti-religious bullying by the country’s leading university teachers’ federation. “What we have here is an academic union… Continue reading

Canadian deans accused of ‘anti-religious bias’ over attempt to block Christian law school

Canadian law deans are harbouring an “anti-religious bias” in their bid to block a prominent evangelical university from opening the country’s first Christian law school, according to supporters of the school, which has… Continue reading

Pupil who refused to wear electronic tracking ID loses appeal

A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school’s ID policy. The radio chips track attendance,… Continue reading

Kwantlen University President Chides CCRF, Says Religious Freedom Case Now Closed

Students of faith at BC’s Kwantlen University will once again receive equal treatment under the policies of the schools Student Union, following pressures from religious freedom groups. In an email to the Canadian… Continue reading

University pays up for expelling Christian

Eastern Michigan University has agreed to pay up for expelling a Christian student from a counseling program who avoided counseling homosexual patients about their sexuality by reassigning them to another counselor. The Alliance… Continue reading

Kwantlen Student Association backs down, approves pro-life club

VANCOUVER – Following threats of litigation and appeals from religious freedom groups, the Kwantlen Student Association has decided to grant a pro-life group club status at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The move comes days… Continue reading