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Charting paths for RE

Wendy Dossett is best known to teachers for leading the University of Chester’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies A-level webinar series. She has been an A-level Examiner, Secretary of the Shap Working...

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Real Voices – Mapping RE

We asked some real people questions to get them thinking about their own worldviews and perspectives relating to our theme of ‘mapping RE’. You might want to use these personal, real-life reflections in your RE...

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David Baddiel: The God Desire

David Baddiel, The God Desire:
On Being a Reluctant Atheist (TLS Books 2023)
94pp, hardback £9.99
ISBN: 978-0-00-855028-8

The big picture
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MAPPING FAITH: Theologies of Migration and Community 

DR LIA DONG SHIMADA of the Susanna Wesley Foundation has edited a colourful book examining migration and faith. Mapping Faith: Theologies of Migration and Community is both a book and a dialogue.

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Windows on Worldviews

A NEW FREE FILM RESOURCE FOR RE TEACHERS

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THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK and his new book for young explorers

Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York, has been a good friend to religious education over many years. Lat Blaylock caught up with him to talk about his new book PisforPilgrim(Hodder & Stoughton 2024), which can...

Theory and practice
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REAL PEOPLE REAL OPINIONS: Real Voices

We asked people questions to get them thinking about their perspectives on values and ethics. You might want to use these personal, real-life reflections in your RE lessons, or perhaps invite pupils to respond to the...

For the classroom 4-11
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WHAT MATTERS MOST AT Easter?*

How will you teach Holy Week and Easter to the 4–11s this year?

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BREAKING FREE IN RE

VISION AND VALUES FOR THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY

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Real voices

In keeping with our theme of messy religions and worldviews, we sought contributions from people whose beliefs and ways of living do not fit neatly into the traditional categories we often refer to in RE. Here they...

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Digging deep and untangling text: teaching Genesis 1 to Year 7

In the summer of 2022 I read The Bible With and Without Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler (HarperOne 2020), which inspired me to re-vamp our unit on Genesis and the environment for our Year 7 spring term....

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‘What are stories of creation?’ How I used a NATRE resource to introduce younger learners to diverse perspectives 

Last year I attended the Excellent RE course run by Adam Robertson in which we began to look at multidisciplinary RE. In the sessions, we looked at different ways of knowing and how they might be explored with pupils....

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Can Christianity hold its own within a worldviews paradigm for RE? 

Lord Griffiths of Burry Port is a member of the House of Lords. Now retired from active ministry, he served as President of the Methodist Conference in the 1990s. He is also known for his work as a politician, author...

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What’s worth celebrating?

We asked members of different faith and belief communities a set of questions about their own lives of celebration. Here Buddhist, Bahá’í, Christian, Sikh and Muslim respondents explain what celebration means for...

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What might make God proud? 

Aisling Joinson teaches in Wrexham, and wanted her class of 7–9s to think for themselves about the creation story of Jewish and Christian scripture in Genesis 1.

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Jerusalem: a mosaic of cultures and identities

Mohammed Ali Amla, Youth & Partnerships Director, offers an introduction to the education charity Solutions Not Sides.

Editorial
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Religion and RE: yesterday and tomorrow 

RE is a subject with a past and a future, linked in all kinds of ways. Our communities press our governments across the UK to change the subject to be better suited to learning in the coming decade.

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Stacey Dooley’s ways of knowing: lived religion on the BBC 

Tim Hutchings is Assistant Professor of Religious Ethics at the University of Nottingham. Céline Benoit is Associate Dean for Public Engagement in the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University and a...

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Inside a faith

This term’s theme of pilgrimage and the journey of life led us to invite people from different communities to answer a set of questions from the perspective of their religion or worldview. The same seven questions...