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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.
A leading educationalist says PM David Cameron needs to recognise the importance of religion and belief education in building a truly multicultural society.
A Community Primary School in Cornwall and a High School in Birkenhead have been named as winners of the 2011 Accord Coalition Inclusivity Awards.
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RE to become a national curriculum subject, and for the requirement for compulsory collective worship in schools to be repealed.
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.
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.
A leading Rabbi who heads up an inclusive schools campaign says religious people should stop opposing quality RE in publicly-funded schools.
The continued reform of Religious Education in schools, including teaching about non-religious beliefs, has been urged in a new Ofsted report, which has been welcomed by humanists.
The British Humanist Association has given a partial welcome to new government guidance on Religious Education in schools in England and Wales, including a new primary curriculum.
The British Humanist Association has issued legal proceedings against the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority over their decision not to allow the study of Humanism in a Religious Studies GCSE in the same way as religions are studied.