Venue: The Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P 3DW London
Date: Saturday, 25 March
Time: 10am – 5pm Registration from 9.15
Cost: £37.06 Standard Ticket (Earlybird and Discounted tickets available)
Epidemic level STIs among teenagers; Teen pregnancy and abortion; Porn addiction; Unprecedented rates of mental illness; Inability to form and sustain relationships … the list goes on and on!
Over the last years the UK has been witness to unprecedented cultural, social and political change as result of changing attitudes towards sexuality and gender, and the combined but often conflicting pressures of secularism and multiculturalism.
Education has reflected this shift, with the teaching of many once traditional values increasingly proscribed by law. But the policy of giving ever more information without any kind of moral frame has been a spectacular failure, and with the disintegration of what are now branded repressive values, we face a growing crisis that affects the physical, mental and emotional welfare of our young.
Following the launch or our latest book, What are they teaching the children?, our conference will explore the latest developments and challenges in educational policy and practice today.
Topics covered will include:
Does it have to be like this?
Come to our conference on Saturday, 25 March, and find out what you can do to defend our heritage and protect the nation’s children.
Programme may be subject to change
9.30 – 10.00 REGISTRATION
10.00 – 10.20 WELCOME and INTRODUCTION
10.20 – 10.40 Holding the Line, The Baroness Cox
10.40 – 10.55 The Myth of Secular Neutrality, Lynda Rose
10.55 – 11.10 Education: its function and influences, Philip Quenby
11.10 – 11.30 Coffee/Tea Break
11.30 -11.45 Human rights – the rise of the all-powerful state, Edmund Matyjaszek
11.45 – 12.00 British Values – a Pandora’s box, Chris Shell
12.00 – 12.40 Workshops:
12.45 – 1.30 LUNCH
1.30 – 1.45 The secularist siege; SRE and anti-bullying programmes, Anthony Busk
1.45 – 2.00 Challenging homophobia: Education or indoctrination? Brian Hadley
2.00 – 2.15 Forum for questions
2.15 – 2.30 Are Christian assemblies still relevant?, Robert Harris
2.30 – 2.45 Coffee/Tea Break
2.45 – 3.00 Indoctrination in Scientism, Alistair Noble
3.00 – 3.45 Workshops:
3.45 – 4.30 CONFERENCE PLENARY
4.30 – 5.00 SUMMING UP AND CLOSE
Speakers may be subject to change.
Anthony Busk specialises in forensic social dynamics analysis, working within the diverse and conflicting cultural activist tensions of present day Western society. He is a former Senior Lecturer in management, and as a Research Director focused on social issues relevant to the interplay between employment and enterprise development, and the role of education. More recently he has researched the resurgence of Marxist-Engels dogma, and the subsequent systematic campaign within schools to disintegrate Judaeo-Christian family units. He believes it is a behavioural norm which already is bringing social chaos, and ultimately will have profound effects on national economic wellbeing.
|The Baroness Cox
The Baroness Cox was created a Life Peer in 1982 and was a deputy speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005. She was Founder Chancellor of Bournemouth University, 1991-2001; Founder Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University 2006-2013 and is an Honorary Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing. She is heavily involved with international humanitarian work. She is Founder and President of HART [Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust]. She was also a founder Trustee of MERLIN [Medical Emergency Relief International].
Baroness Cox’s humanitarian aid work takes her on many missions to conflict and post-conflict zones, including, amongst others, the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh; Sudan; South Sudan; Nigeria; Uganda; the Karen, Karenni, Shan, Chin and Kachin peoples in the jungles of Burma. In Indonesia she helped to establish the International Islamic Christian Organisation for Reconciliation and Reconstruction (IICORR) with the late former President Abdurrhaman Wahid. She has also been instrumental in helping to change the former Soviet Union’s policies for orphaned and abandoned children from institutional to foster family care.
Publications include Cox’s Book of Modern Saints and Martyrs, with Catherine Butcher, Continuum 2006, 4th reprint 2011; This Immoral Trade: Slavery in the 21st Century 2006 (new edition 2013); The West, Islam and Islamism: Is ideological Islam compatible with liberal democracy?, co-authored with John Marks; The Very Stones Cry Out. The Persecuted Church: Pain, Passion and Praise with Benedict Rogers, Continuum, 2011. Two biographies have also been published by Monarch/Lion Hudson: The Baroness Cox: Voice for the Voiceless, by Andrew Boyd and, more recently, The Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World by Lela Gilbert.
Brian Hadley works with several pro-family organisations, and is an independent researcher into the top-level issues underlying global culture change. A Natural Sciences graduate from the University of Cambridge, for three decades Brian pursued a professional career in occupational health, safety and the environment, areas where facts and fiction are increasingly in competition. Having worked for organisations in both the public and private sectors, this technical, legal and organisational experience has given him unique insights into how special interest groups seek to influence politicians and shift public opinion. He now applies this framework in his research across a range of societal stressors related to marriage and family issues. His attention has recently focused on how and why primary schools are being targeted as hotbeds for social engineering.
|Robert S. Harris
Robert S. Harris is a writer who serves as the Joint Convenor of the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group and is a member of Voice for Justice UK. He has organised conferences and spoken at events in parliament and elsewhere, covering a wide spectrum of social issues. Robert holds a degree in philosophy from University College London and a Diploma from the College of Law in London.
Edmund Matyjaszek was born in London, and now lives in Ryde, Isle of Wight with his family. He was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied Classics and Law. His prize-winning play “The Consultation”, a modern day psycho-analysis of Christ, has been twice performed. He has published two poetry collections “Walsingham: England’s Nazareth”, and “The Rosary: England’s Prayer”. Since 2009 he has been Principal of Priory School, an independent Christian school at Whippingham, Isle of Wight.
|Dr Alastair Noble
Dr Alastair Noble BSc PhD studied chemistry and did research work at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He has been a secondary school teacher, adviser, schools inspector and depute director of education. He has also worked on educational programmes within the BBC, the CBI and the Health Service. He was the Field Officer for School Leaders Scotland from 2001-2013 and in the same period was an educational consultant for CARE in Scotland. Alastair is married to Ruth and lives in the village of Eaglesham near Glasgow, Scotland.
Philip Quenby is a writer and film-maker. His book Redeeming a Nation looks at how God has worked in English history over the centuries. His five-part documentary Magna Carta Unlocked (available from www.magnacartaunlocked.com) examines how and why modern civil liberties grew on the back of a failed peace treaty – and what part the Bible played in that process.
Lynda Rose is an Anglican priest and writer. Originally called to the Bar, she subsequently went into ministry and was amongst the first women to be ordained in the UK. She served for a number of years in parish ministry in and around Oxford, but more recently has devoted her energies to campaigning on pro-life and related Christian issues. She is CEO of Voice for Justice UK, and also serves as Joint Convenor of the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group. She is author of several books for both the religious and general markets.
Christopher Shell is married with three primary-age daughters and a large (mainly Kenyan-Indian) family. He manages a large Christian store. A former Westminster Abbey chorister, educated at Harrow, he gained a double first from Oxford and a PhD from Cambridge for a thesis on ecstasy and altered states of consciousness in earliest Christianity and the ancient Mediterranean world. He won seven university prizes from the two institutions. A specialist in the four New Testament Gospels, his other main area of study/activism has been the statistical effects of the social revolution of the 1960s. In a world of ‘post-truth’ and elitism (and, to his way of thinking, all-too-many other ‘-isms’), he suggests there’s a simple panacea to so many of the ills affecting modern life: just tell the truth, and be warriors for the Truth.