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Mary Burns
 

Heard the one about the `non-faith' Media City Academy???

It's now open for business…the new Oasis Academy, Media City UK – or as it used to be called, Hope High.  This is the non-faith school that's been taken out of local authority/community control and handed over to an overtly Christian organisation to do as they wish (see issue 4 Salford Star).

The new `non-faith' Academy is sponsored by Oasis Community Learning, and its founder, Rev Steve Chalke, was in Salford not too long ago, preaching on the Quays in Central Salford Church (now also part of the Oasis `family'). Listen to what he had to say about Oasis and the `non-faith' school…

"The good news of Jesus Christ is the good news that needs bringing to everyone, all of the time, in every area of their lives" said Rev Steve "It begins in Hope and soon…the school goes up here, we will end up with a church which is also a school…a school that is also a church…We believe that our faith is good news for everyone, we believe our task is to bring God's dimension to Salford…"

You want more `non-faithy' things?

"The good news of Jesus" Rev Steve added "is good news spiritually, emotionally…educationally, which is why we're opening the school in September…"

Let us pray for Hope's non-Jesus loving pupils in the new `non-faith' school…

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