Scott Douglas Jacobsen There is a new course on the block on the cognitive science of religion (edX, 2017; The Ubyssey, 2017). It comes riding the wave of the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, movement continuing to make inroads into the alternate-to-Academia educational route, i.e. more affordable, more points … Continue reading
There’s been a dispute roiling in the Peel District School Board over prayer in the public schools… but not the school prayer dispute we’re used to. Usually when the topic of prayer in public schools comes up, the standard secularist line is that the students are free to pray all … Continue reading
The dust-up between Alberta Education and the Trinity Christian School Association has been settled, but it’s hard to get enthused about how.
On March 21, the BC Humanist Association sent a letter to Kevin Godden, the superintendent of the Abbotsford School District, to ask him to stop distributing Gideon Bibles and other religious materials in public schools. The BCHA makes it very clear that the distribution of Gideon Bibles and other religious … Continue reading
It appears to be a requirement for the chair of Toronto’s Catholic District School Board to be able to say a whole lot of nothing. If this is the case, then Angela Kennedy, the new chair of the TCDSB, has met and exceeded that requirement. CBC News, Toronto reports, “Angela … Continue reading
The photo above accompanies the CTV News article “Alberta School Boards Block Debate, Vote on LGBTQ Motion at Meeting.” The caption below the photo reads An empty classroom is seen in this undated CTV file photo. On Monday, the Alberta School Board Association met to debate or vote “on a … Continue reading