The Values Foundation for Faith and Families in Education was formed in the UK in August 2018 to promote the views of faith and traditional family groups in the educational sector. We are an advocacy group that is informed by legislative and policy-making leaders representing the voice of faith and family.
“The central value in British history and culture, derived from our Judaeo-Christian foundations, is that every human being is created by God of infinite worth and with unique purpose and destiny. Therefore, every man, woman and child is entitled to respect, care, consideration and protection.
Our values, relating to our personal and corporate life, are given substance, and first learned in the family, the original and enduring building block of our society, where mother and father are duly honoured as the primary educators.
Our values embrace the utmost respect for human life and the wellbeing of others, compassion and care for the vulnerable, hospitality and mutual interdependence.
Our values are evidenced in mutual trust, truthfulness and integrity. Our word is our bond within all relationships from the home to the marketplace, in civil society and in government. These are complemented by the attitudes of courtesy, compassion and modesty.
Our values applaud and encourage the virtues of commitment to hard work, steadfastness and reliability, in addition to consideration towards the feelings of others.
These values bring hope for all people because they reflect the character of the Creator and the created order. We seek actively to promote these values now as fundamental to the health of our national life and to teach and transmit to future generations their validity and their origin in the Judaeo-Christian foundations of our culture.” 1
1 Taken from a statement drafted following a meeting in the House of Lords of 22 Christian leaders from different traditions, chaired by Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool, this statement was the subject of a special Consultation in the House of Commons on 27th January 2015. Following this it was simultaneously presented at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty, The Queen, and at 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister.
Judith Nemeth – Executive Director
Nigel Steele – Director
Rachel Cary – Research Assistant
Patron – The Right Honourable Sir Edward Leigh MP
The Values Foundation was formed in August 2018 with a mandate to represent faith and traditional family values in the educational sector.
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A good one for schools
The final part on marriage, of an excellent series of 3 by Belinda Brown in Conservative Woman
This is beautiful
I think this is right - children need some sex-based stereotyping in order to get at sense of who they are in some grounded way. Later they can let go if they wish. The alternative is where we are heading.
"schools have a “statutory obligation” to engage with parents at every stage of the RSE process and support teaching children in a way that reflects parental beliefs."