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    Default School Chaplaincy program in the ACT

    Hi all, I came to the AFA forums from a suggestion by @shockwave on twitter. I am interested in knowing whether there are any groups already organised against the school chaplaincy program in the ACT. If so, can someone please give me a lead. If not, is there anyone from Canberra (or region) interested?

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    Default Re: School Chaplaincy program in the ACT

    I am not aware of any State based groups organised against the NSCP, but there is a loose national collective.

    Check out this thread:
    http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/...ead.php?t=2839

    This Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/stopnscp/

    Dave “the happy” Singer’s social media site:
    http://www.notochaplains.org/

    Ron Williams High Court Challenge
    http://www.highcourtchallenge.com/

    and lastly, my summary of the issue
    http://www.godless.biz/stopnscp/

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    Default Re: School Chaplaincy program in the ACT

    Hi Chris,

    I have been compiling information on the school chap program and the teaching of creationism in schools now for a couple of years.

    There are no specific groups in the ACT aimed at the Chap program, but there is a small atheist group, and then ofcourse the skeptics society.

    Hope that helps

    Dustin
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    Default Re: School Chaplaincy program in the ACT

    Thanks askegg and Slothhead. Much appreciated.

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    I think there maybe a word missing in the title, "caught".
    “If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.” Edmond de Goncourt

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    Default Re: School Chaplaincy program in the ACT

    Slothhead,

    Would be interested to know more about the extent of the Chaplaincy program in ACT public schools.

    We're still trying to decide whether local public or private school is the best option for our daugther.

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    Default Re: School Chaplaincy program in the ACT

    Would be interested to know more about the extent of the Chaplaincy program in ACT public schools.

    We're still trying to decide whether local public or private school is the best option for our daugther.

    I have noticed that the ACt Education Act 2004 allows for parents to ask a public school to provide religious education for their children.

    http://www.det.act.gov.au/__data/ass...ls_updated.pdf

    Is that the extent of religions influence in ACT public schools?

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