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All articles by Norman Wells

Norman is currently the Director of the Family Education Trust.

News

September 2019
News > Conferences

Family Education Trust conference tackles Marxist-feminist view of marriage

The ramifications of liberalising divorce law, plus growing state regulation of family life were the focus of this year’s Family Education Trust conference. Colin Hart (Christian Institute director and Coalition for Marriage chairman) averred that the development of overly sentimental or Marxist-feminist views of marriage have undermined its meaning. Referring to governmental plans to…

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Remembering Valerie Riches (1924-2018)

News

September 2018
News > People > Obituaries

Remembering Valerie Riches (1924-2018)

Valerie Riches, the founder president and former director of the Family Education Trust, died earlier this year, aged 93. When I was first introduced to Family and Youth Concern, as it was then known, in 1993, Valerie Riches had been labouring on behalf of the family and the welfare of children and young people…

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News

August 2018
News > Conferences

Conference – Family Education Trust

Speaking at this year’s Family Education Trust conference, Dr Patrick Fagan, from the Marriage and Religion Research Institute in Washington DC, argued that it is a massive strategic mistake for the government to try to operate behaviour-changing programmes. Real change comes about through the relational spheres of family, church and school, he said. During…

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Article

December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

A certain destiny

Since her arrival at Number 10 last year, press reports have revealed that way back in the early 1990s Theresa May’s father-in-law predicted she would one day become Prime Minister. She wasn’t even an MP at the time, though she had already embarked on a political career and was a rising star in the…

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Conference – Transgender conference

News

August 2017
News > Conferences

Conference – Transgender conference

The addresses given at this year’s Family Education Trust conference focused on a topic much in the public consciousness, and one which has been largely confined to academic debate. In his paper on the transgender agenda, the chief executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship, Dr Peter Saunders, traced the rapid growth of the number…

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A matter of life and death

Article

April 2017
Evangelistic

A matter of life and death

The celebrated Liverpool manager Bill Shankly famously said, ‘Some people believe football is a matter of life and death … it is much, much more important than that’. Such sentiments have been echoed by many an ardent football fan, while they remain a complete mystery to those for whom ‘the beautiful game’ holds no…

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Article

December 2016
Evangelistic

The angels’ message to the shepherds – and to us

Angels and shepherds. It’s hard to escape them at this time of year. You’ll find them on Christmas cards, in shop windows and at the school nativity play; not to mention the carols we hear as we turn on our radios and TVs, or make our way through shopping centres and major railway stations.…

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