CViE Latest Newsletter–Summer 2017

The current CViE Newsletter  contains details of the forthcoming CViE National Event with its focus on Biblical foundations. Educating children is becoming more and more challenging with the ever-increasing influence of humanism and secularism within society and the promotion of the LGBT agenda. The Event provides an opportunity for Christian parents to meet together, share their concerns, and listen to speakers on Biblical foundations, and Understanding Human Life - the Biblical perspective.


A review of the book “Transgender” by Vaughan Roberts is included in the newsletter. Although this book is not an exhaustive study of transgenderism, it is a useful starting point on the topic to begin to help you understand the background to the subject and the need to be governed by the truth and teaching of the Bible. The inroads made by the transgender lobby are all around us and an article on The Telegraph (August 17, 2017) website highlighted how the Edexcel examination board is to include a category for exam results for those who do not identify as male or female. You can read more by clicking here.


One of the marked effects of the transgender lobby has been to bring confusion into the minds of children and young people and we are reminded of the words in 1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion”.


This year has seen the advances made by those seeking to reform the teaching of sex education in the passing of the Children and Social Work Act 2017. This has caused grave concern to many Christian parents and others concerned for the well-being of children and young people. This is considered further in the newsletter together with information on the current position regarding the teaching of sex education in schools and the rights and role of parents within this. A link is also provided, in the newsletter, to a Parliamentary briefing that is a useful source document on the current position relating to sex and relationship education and future thinking. Anyone interested in reading the Department for Education Policy Statement on the future proposals, can do so by clicking here.


Finally, the newsletter, includes an overview of the national curriculum and how subjects are taught and assessed in maintained schools. There is a useful table showing which subjects are compulsory at each key stage. Links are provided, in the newsletter, to further information for those interested in pursuing this further.


The CViE Newsletter Issue 48, Summer 2017 can be found here: