Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Amazing Grace Jones New York
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
January XXVIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
If Catholic schools offer there religious courses from a Catholic perspective & Public schools offer their religious courses from the Protestant perspective, why is it that neither offer the opposing Christian viewpoint in the format of religious courses & perspectives, so that there may be a better understanding of the two churches. They were after all one faith until Henry VIIIth started up the Anglican church.
Also, why is it that I as a Public school student cannot take courses based on religion from say the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, or Hindu faith. Or any other recognized faiths for that matter? I am appalled at this quite frankly. Just because someone is or is not Christian in terms of their belief system, doesn't mean they shouldn't have the right to study about their own religion (or another.) As I have stated before David, there needs to be courses created in tandem with teachers of other faiths & Alberta Education that promote ther values & belief systems to better represent the multicultural mosaic of our diverse Province.
Lets form an Alberta Education Interfaith Council. Lets cordinate & make High School courses that encompass all faiths or at least as many as we can that encompass this Province. Invite Christians, Jews, Muslims, Christian Scientists, Mormons, whomever you feel can contribute. Lets make religion respected across the board, not just through Christianity.
Source: The Qu'ran, The Adu Granthi, The Torah.