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Greens oppose environment of Catholic schools

April 29th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Controversial stance omitted from 2016 Scottish Green Party manifesto but still remains party policy, Ian Dunn and Daniel Harkins report

The Scottish Green Party has admitted that it remains intent on ending state-funded Catholic education in Scotland. Despite the policy being left out of the party’s 2016 manifesto ahead of the May 5 elections, a Green spokesman told the SCO that ‘the Scottish Greens’ policy remains to move toward an nondenominational education system in Scotland, the focus of this is not to close down schools but for greater integration.’ Michael McGrath, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said this was a policy intended to ‘close schools, and end Catholic schools in Scotland.’ “They don’t want Catholic schools and it’s important the electorate know that voting Green means you’re voting to end Catholic schools,” Mr McGrath said. “I would be interested to know what the thinking behind that policy is. It doesn’t seem to be about tolerating other people’s wishes, or allowing parental choices, but instead imposing a one size fits all system... continue reading.

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Pro-life debate heating up in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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Young female students united in a divine grace

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Elaine Gabrielle Tsui of Edinburgh University writes about a new women’s group and female...


Young artists in Motherwell get unique insight into the lives of the autistic

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Young artists from Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell were given an insight into...


St Benedict’s Primary pupils have fun learning about the link between having a healthy mind and a healthy body

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Clydebank students on eight-mile walking pilgrimage to Glasgow

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Faith, hope and charity at Glasgow Caledonian

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  • Family pay tribute to the man behind the Our Lady of Palestine statue in Carfin.
  • Lawrence Logue on the way forward for the pro-life movement.
  • Dr Harry Schnitker explains the very real differences between the green movement and Catholic thinking despite shared interest in the environment.
  • Politicians should listen to Catholic voices, says Richard Purden.

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