Category - religious education

  • 28 Mar 2014

    There is an intense debate about Religious Education in schools today. What about Theology and Religious Studies in university departments? Graeme Smith, who teaches public theology and the University of Chichester, looks at what the discipline involves. What does this mean for the MPs and others scrutinising from the outside? "Well I suspect that when they do come calling we shall have some questions for them as well," says Dr Smith.

  • 10 Nov 2013

    The Methodist Schools and Education Service has completed a two year project that has published some new Religious Education resources.

  • 6 Aug 2013

    The Church of Scotland has welcomed news that more pupils have taken Standard Grade and Higher exams in subjects exploring religion.

  • 23 Jan 2013

    A survey by the NASUWT teaching union offers further evidence of decline in the provision of subjects not included in the English Baccalaureate.

  • 15 Nov 2012

    The government's Department for Education has withdrawn its official, limiting guidance on the provision of Collective Worship in schools.

  • 9 Feb 2012

    "A historic event" was how one priest described the first 'Religion & Education' Accord Coalition fringe meeting at the Church of England General Synod.

  • 1 Dec 2011

    A good RE syllabus would allow young people to explore, without either naivety or unwarranted suspicion, how the world might look from different perspectives and to learn to think critically and with minds open to the possibilities as well as to the limitations and dangers of different political and cultural norms, says Alison Jasper. But how far the kind of organisations sponsoring the government's Free Schools is another question, she acknowledges.

  • 14 Jul 2011

    The Accord Coalition says Religious Education should be a nationally determined school subject offering a wide perspective on beliefs and values.

  • 5 May 2011

    Ekklesia believes that Beliefs and Values Education (what is currently called RE) should be part of the National Curriculum in schools - and in line with that, an element in the English Baccalaureate.

  • 21 Apr 2011