Paddison defends “proselytising” remarks

From "Eternity" Magazine

5:17pm Friday, 13th May 2011

Sophie Gyles

Opposition to Christian Religious Education in Victorian schools is heating up, after the Age ran a front page story today accusing the CEO of ACCESS ministries of going against national guidelines by promoting evangelism in the classroom.

The article refers to a talk given three years ago by CEO, Dr Evonne Paddison, at the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion national conference in Melbourne. She's quoted as saying "we need to go and make disciples" in schools.

The Victorian and Federal Governments are investigating whether ACCESS is in breach of the National Schools Chaplaincy Guidelines, which bans "proselytising".


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