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David Hines

The Secular Education Network is not anti-Christian; it includes dozens of Christian people, including myself. I used to teach bible studies, and spent many years as a Methodist preacher... read more

Mark Honeychurch

I understand both sides of the argument for secularism, having been a practising Christian before becoming an atheist... read more

Sonja Farmer

When door knockers come to my front door, as an adult I can engage with them on a level field.  When similar people preach to our youngest school children in class, any such balance is sorely missing... read more

Tina Carlson

When I first heard that Religious Instruction was happening in schools here, I thought to myself, surely that must be an anomaly. My children were only pre-schoolers at this point... read more

Joshua Barley

I became worried about evangelical intrusions into schools after becoming aware of the overt ambitions of a certain church to the access through Bible in Schools as a means to proselytize to children for the purposes of gaining new converts... read more

Rachel Cathie

I feel that my son was excluded from normal school learning during the ‘Bible in schools’ sessions.  He had to sit in the library listening to the principal read books to children aged 5-12... read more

Greg Risk

My two boys, 8 and 10, go to our local school which as far as I know does not push religious instruction.  Then, one of their teachers, a Christian lady, began to come across as rather righteous... read more

Stanislav Kulesh

When my son started school, I was very surprised to see that religious instruction was part of his day at his secular, state school, and keen to learn more... read more

Colin Campbell

My twin daughters were opted out of Bible Studies throughout their primary school years at their school. In their final year, they were forced to attend the classes whenever the teacher supervising the opt-out children was unavailable. They were instructed to research the birth of Christ and the Christmas story, […].. read more

Alex

I was in a rural state school that taught RI years 1-6 starting 1997. My brothers and I had the good fortune of being excused from these classes, but that was a battle hard fought by my ideological parents... read more

Jaymie

When I was five years old, my public school taught scripture once a week which you had to pay for. This wasn’t known by my parents... read more