Friday, September 5, 2014

Christian schools won't profit from public strike

Vancouver Island principals say enrolment might increase, but private schools don't 'steal kids'
Doug Lauson. BCC file photo.
Although some Christian schools on Vancouver Island face a tough fight maintaining enrolment because the number of children is shrinking, they are making no efforts to attract parents concerned about a threatened closure of public schools. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Islamist extremists capture two more cities in Nigeria
Students from St. Scholastica's College are seen with tape over their mouths during a June 27 rally in Manila, Philippines. More than 1,000 students joined the protest outside of the all-girls school to voice outrage over the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a Nigerian school in April by Boko Haram Islamist militants, a school official said. CNS photo / Erik De Castro, Reuters.
Amid increasing attacks at the hands of the Islamic State in the Middle East, the similarly radical Islamist group Boko Haram has captured at least two additional cities in different states in Nigeria in recent days. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Iconwriters trust in God's slow work
Gisele Bauche (left) leads some of the participants in a week-long workshop at Providence Renewal Centre in the process of writing an icon of the Mother of God. Chris Miller / Western Catholic Reporter / (CCN).
In iconography, the process is more important than the result. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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