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Governor Training Equality – The Challenges

Governor Training Equality – The Challenges

The dignity of the human person ‘Catholic social teaching believes that human beings, created

The dignity of the human person ‘Catholic social teaching believes that human beings, created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1: 26 -27), have by their very existence an inherent value, worth, and distinction. This means that God is present in every person, regardless of his or her race, nation, sex, origin, orientation, culture, or economic standing. Catholic Social Teaching asserts that all human beings must see within every person both a reflection of God and a mirror of themselves, and must honour and respect this dignity as a divine gift. ’

'Let us learn to call people by their name, as the Lord does with

'Let us learn to call people by their name, as the Lord does with us, and to give up using adjectives. '

During the audience, due to be broadcast in the third and final episode of

During the audience, due to be broadcast in the third and final episode of Pilgrimage: The Road To Rome at 9 pm on BBC 2 on Good Friday, British comedian Stephen K Amos told Pope Francis that, as a gay man, he didn’t feel accepted by the Church.

Stephen K. Amos meets Pope Francis (Video clip)

Stephen K. Amos meets Pope Francis (Video clip)

In response Pope Francis said: “Giving more importance to the adjective [gay] rather than

In response Pope Francis said: “Giving more importance to the adjective [gay] rather than the noun [man], this is not good. We are all human beings and have dignity. It does not matter who you are, or how you live your life – you do not lose your dignity. ”

He went on: “There are people that prefer to select or discard people because

He went on: “There are people that prefer to select or discard people because of the adjective. These people don’t have a human heart. ”

Responding to difficult issues today • CPD for all staff and governors • Children

Responding to difficult issues today • CPD for all staff and governors • Children in our schools who are now being cared for by same sex partners • Gender theory • Homosexuality • Same sex ‘marriages’/partnerships • Transgender issues amongst young people • Bullying • Inform and work with parents and carers

What is the teaching of the Church? • Marriage is between a man and

What is the teaching of the Church? • Marriage is between a man and a women. • Marriage is a lifelong sacred sacrament. • Homosexuality in itself is not wrong. • Sexual relationship between same sex couples is against the teaching of the Church. • “Male and Female He Created Them” Towards a path of dialogue on the question of Gender Theory in Education. 2019

Theology of Graduality “We need to balance the truth of Catholic teaching with the

Theology of Graduality “We need to balance the truth of Catholic teaching with the ongoing development of doctrine and our continuing development of faith in practice – theology of graduality – what are the elements of goodness in a relationship? ”

“The song remains the same, it is the music that is changing. ”

“The song remains the same, it is the music that is changing. ”

What and how do we teach? So what can a teacher say when challenged

What and how do we teach? So what can a teacher say when challenged by a class on these issues?

“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality.

“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person? ' We must always consider the person. “

Theology of Graduality “We need to balance the truth of Catholic teaching with the

Theology of Graduality “We need to balance the truth of Catholic teaching with the ongoing development of doctrine and our continuing development of faith in practice – theology of graduality – what are the elements of goodness in a relationship? ”

Do not judge or condemn

Do not judge or condemn

"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am

"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge? "

High heels invented for men The origin of high heels can be traced back

High heels invented for men The origin of high heels can be traced back to 15 th Century Persia when soldiers wore them to help secure their feet in stirrups. Persian migrants brought the shoe trend to Europe, where male aristocrats wore them to appear taller and more formidable!