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(With thanks to @edaross)
With thanks to the Fail Blog
From the BBC News website:
Many state schools in England are not providing group worship, despite legislation making it a requirement, a survey suggests.
The Comres survey for BBC local radio found 64% of the 500 parents questioned said their child did not attend daily acts of collective worship.
But 60% of the 1,743 adults asked said the legislation should not be enforced.
Some schools were opting to teach pupils about community rather than religion, said educationalists.
The Department for Education states that all maintained schools in England must provide a daily act of collective worship which must reflect the traditions of this country, which it says are, in the main, broadly Christian.
So it seems that schools are in the firing line again, but not due to failing maths, or English. Its due to some of them not providing a daily act of worship.
Now. I’m not what to think of this. While on one hand I do like the idea of schools and particulary “Christian” schools being open to a Christian message, I’m also very aware of how dull and boring some assemblies were – that I remember sleeping in. Some I simply avoided altogether… Deciding just to hide around the school.
With that in mind, I did once go to “The Eucharist” to avoid having to go to an assembly…
Where do you stand on this?
Should schools do more to have a daily time of worship?
Should Christians be more worried about the worship time being relevant?
Should we simply not care?
ThisAndy of TheChurchSofa is going to be walking 15 miles across Dartmoor (for those of you who don’t know a very big, fairly empty place, with giant rocks and things in the way, otherwise known as moorland) this Saturday (10th September).
You may be wandering why anyone would do this, well it’s to raise money for the work of Exeter YMCA, the charity that ThisAndy works for. Exeter YMCA work with homeless and vulnerable young people in and around Exeter as well as working in prisons and the unemployed. As I’m sure you’re aware 15 miles is a long way and a lot of it is uphill 🙁 so if you’d consider sponsoring ThisAndy to do it that would be great and make it feel a lot more like a worthwhile activity.
If you want to sponsor Andy please click here http://www.justgiving.com/Andy-Hood0
Or if you would like to know more about Exeter YMCA or the Ywalk event please click here http://exeterymca.org.uk/
All the money raised on Y-Walk will go directly to Exeter YMCA’s work in helping homeless young people in Devon. Youth homelessness is on the rise and by sponsoring ThisAndy to take part in Y-Walk you can be part of the solution. Through your support, Exeter YMCA is able to provide 14,000 nights accommodation a year to vulnerable young people. We also provide tailored support, helping our young people to overcome the problems which have blighted their pasts. Finally, we equip our young people to lead positive, happy and fulfilling futures.
Ok. A While back we asked what you would like to see on a Church / Church Sofa TShirt.
The Nominations are in.
What would you like to see on a ChurchSofa T Shirt?
Please place your vote below! (You can vote for more then one – but not for all of them)
The Winning slogans will be announced… at somepoint.
Busy… busy week in the blog world this week:
Do we have a prayer?
Every now and then in Church circles, people may hear the words “The Grace” used. Now “The Grace” may refer to one of a few different options:
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all,
now and evermore.
No its (probably) not written down anywhere …