S+L logo

Faith school funding and pluralism

October 3, 2007
focus.jpg
Catholic Focus: “Faith Schools in Question” is now ONLINE. In my interview with Ontario Education Minister Kathleen Wynne, she admits that there have been no concerns about the integration of Catholic school graduates in greater society. This doesn’t seem like much of a revelation. But then how does this square with her party leader’s insinuations that private religious schools harbour discord?
If a judgment is not being made about non-Catholic religions, someone ought to reassure M.D. Khalid, the director of the ISNA Islamic schools. Khalid, who appears in this Focus, struggles to understand the government’s opposition to funding his school. Do post-9/11 anxieties underlie the public outcry against the PC Party’s funding proposal? Many are similarly uneasy with Evangelicals, judging by the recent uproar over creationism being taught in private school religion classes.
Meanwhile, as English Canada wagged a self-righteous finger, Quebec commissioned a traveling forum to address the conflicts between secularism, pluralism and religious rights. Would that we in Ontario were honest enough to address our own.
Related posts
Deacon-structing Lent: Our Baptismal Promise
FacebookTwitter
When you think of Lent, what do you think of? Do you think of feasting or fasting? Do you think of partying or penance? It’s true that Lent is a penitential season, but do you know that the word ...read more
The Ways of the Desert
FacebookTwitter
Reflection for First Sunday of Lent Year B by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB This lent, Salt and Light brings you Lenten Reflections from Fr. Thomas Rosica who is the CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foun ...read more
SLHour: Challenges of Catholic Publishing
FacebookTwitter
Why aren’t there more faith-based novels out there? This week Deacon Dennis Lambert tells us about all the trials to get his novel, The Table published. Billy Chan has another question for Dummies a ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B gives his Daily Mass dedicated to the beginning of Lent. Full video and Homily. ...read more
My Personal Journey Through Lent
FacebookTwitter
Read 'My Personal Journey Through Lent', A Lenten Reflection written by Rosina Di Felice on her personal experiences and goals for this Lenten Season. ...read more