Category - religious education

  • 18 Mar 2011

    Sweden, by some standards one of the world’s most secular countries, has passed a new education law stipulating that public schools must teach their subjects in a “non-confessional” and “objective” manner. Joseph Ballan explores the complex boundaries and definitions of secularity and religiosity in the public arena.

  • 13 Mar 2011

    We need to search beyond politicians’ construction of multiculturalism, says Professor Robert Jackson. Research shows a much more complex picture of the ‘multicultural’ nature of society and of cultural relations, with constantly changing, complex and heterogeneous cultural groupings, exhibiting much diversity and some tension over issues such as identity. Religion, and our understanding of it, remains vital to all of this, not least within our schools. So where is it in PM David Cameron's vision and policy?

  • 12 Mar 2011

    Sensible discussion about the role of different beliefs in the public square is frequently skewed by the reluctance or inability of the more ideologically-driven participants to listen properly to what is actually being said.

  • 9 Mar 2011

    A senior educationist has said that good quality teaching about the religions and beliefs is vital for the development of shared understandings and positive citizenship practices in a plural society.

  • 8 Mar 2011

    A leading educationalist says PM David Cameron needs to recognise the importance of religion and belief education in building a truly multicultural society.

  • 8 Mar 2011

    A Community Primary School in Cornwall and a High School in Birkenhead have been named as winners of the 2011 Accord Coalition Inclusivity Awards.

  • 21 Jan 2011

    The BHA has called for RE to become a national curriculum subject, and for the requirement for compulsory collective worship in schools to be repealed.

  • 8 Oct 2010

    Labour leader Ed Miliband has appointed the Roman Catholic MP Andy Burnham, who believes that “faith schools should be open to all”, as Shadow Education Secretary.

  • 31 Aug 2010

    Religious studies has entered the top 10 league of subjects in exams taken by most 16-year-old school students in Britain, the Church of England says.

  • 23 Aug 2010

    A leading Rabbi who heads up an inclusive schools campaign says religious people should stop opposing quality RE in publicly-funded schools.