CFS has been active as usual in the public education conversation, with Alphacrucis Associate Dean of Education, Dr David Hastie, recently publishing a challenging article in The Australian, two controversial articles in 2018 in The Sydney Morning Herald, and a crucial 2018 article relating to religious schooling freedoms in Eternity. “Being a part of the public dialogue about Australian education and its social meanings is a vital role to play for a Christian Tertiary Provider”, said Alphacrucis Dean of Education, Professor Mark Hutchinson. “Good public policy is the domain of all thinking, engaged citizens. Christian education cannot afford to sit quietly in a safe spot while watching from the sidelines. Australian evangelicalism needs to rediscover its vital role at the centre of social change, a place it held for over a century, but has tended since to hand over to others.”
Addressing the vexed issues of school funding, anti-discrimination exemptions in Christian schools, and the social meaning of religious school choice, the articles have sparked responses from Christians and non-Christians alike.
Dr Hastie’s articles can be found at:
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