Tag Archive: academic

Toronto Board bows to pressure from faith groups

Trustees mull permit-fee reprieve on rentals Massive fee increases to churches and community groups that rent school spaces should be put off until a solution can be found to help those hard-hit by… Continue reading

CCRF to Toronto Board: We’re Still Waiting

TORONTO – Weeks ago, numerous groups began making appeals to the Toronto District School Board to reverse their anti-faith rental policy. They’re still waiting for a reply. “The Toronto school board seems to… Continue reading

CCRF to Toronto Board of Ed: Nix Your Anti-Religious Rental Fees

TORONTO – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom is demanding the Toronto District School Board end its new rental rates scale that targets religious group rentals for closure. Recent media coverage disclosed the… Continue reading

Ontario being selective about religious accomodation – Blizzard

— Christina Blizzard , QMI Agency TORONTO – Welcome to Ontario — where we have “religious accommodation,” in our public schools. Or not, depending on which religion needs accommodation. If you’re a Catholic… Continue reading

Ontario dad sues school board over no opt out classes on sex

TORONTO – A Hamilton father has launched a court battle against the local public school board, accusing education officials of refusing to accommodate his Christian beliefs on marriage, family and sexuality. Dr. Steve… Continue reading

Toronto school board raises rent for church group 800%

TORONTO – So if you are a Filipino Christian congregation renting space from the Toronto District School Board, you face a shocking 800% gouging increase in your rental permits. But if you are… Continue reading

Missouri’s new right to pray law far reaching

Canadians lack same protections Missouri voters on Tuesday passed its “right to pray” amendment, reaffirming the right to pray in public and in schools. In an effort to further define First Amendment rights,… Continue reading

Rationality is over-rated – just ask scientists

Even the authors of a new University of British Columbia report stress there is room for both faith and logic in our still-mysterious world  Some atheists are delighting in a groundbreaking University of… Continue reading

Nurtured workplace good for clients, employees

Nature or nurture? It’s a question that comes up a lot when talking about how humans grow into the people they are – and depending on who you talk to, the answer is… Continue reading