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Volume 38, Number 3
Theme: JUSTICE AND RELIGIONS
In this issue:
- Tom Holland: revolutionary Jesus
- Kim Leadbetter MBE considers her sister Jo Cox’s legacy
- RE and the reduction of racism
- Great activities for understanding the Golden Rule
- Perspectives on justice from different religions and world views
- Karbala: the pilgrimage of a lifetime
- 30+ Active RE lesson ideas for 4-19-year-olds
Volume 38, Number 2
In this issue:
- 30+ active RE lesson ideas Identities: a theme for RE
- Samira Ahmed: BBC journalist, on CoRE
- Professional REflection: academic research applied to the RE classroom from four key thinkers
- Being trans, being Christian: four interviews for your exam classes to consider
- Four perspectives on identities from different religions
Value-added teaching: VAT in RE – upskilling solutions for new and non-specialist teachers of RE
Therese Hoyle is a maestro of playtime, and she trains teachers and helps schools to encourage play that is fun first but also co-operative and contributes to the aims of the school. Her new book, a Speechmark...
Mark Roques, who used to be an RE teacher, works in schools to present Christian visions and philosophical arguments. He remembers when ‘worldviews’ was a younger concept than it is today
Yatra is the Sanskrit term often translated as travel, journey or procession and within the Dharmic traditions
is typically used to denote a pilgrimage.
Anna Saunders presents an approach to the Abrahamic faiths through the objects of the Ashmolean Museum.
We wanted to alert REtoday readers to some of the new learning opportunities for our subject in fresh examples of social media. Here are some of our favourite recent examples, compiled by Fiona Moss.
In Islamic spirituality, the heart, not the brain, is responsible for deep understanding, and the place where true knowledge is kept. In Arabic, the word for heart is ‘qalb’, which literally means ‘that which...
This example of work on the meaning of being British asked every pupil to contribute to a collage of the union flag, a piece of torn card in red and another in blue. All the contributions were to reflect children’s...
The Hadith: a Hadith is a saying or example of the Prophet, remembered and written down to help Muslims know how to live. Here is one example:
It’s Friday afternoon. Outside it’s cold, with an occasional lightly falling drop of rain hinting at imminent snowy weather, just in time for the weekend. Excited children, full of anticipation for tobogganing and...
It seems that all religions and belief systems have some kind of version of the ‘Golden Rule’, an ethical statement that uses reciprocity to guide humans as they decide what is good.
At the Cobbs Infant and Nursery School in Warrington, Higher Level Teaching Assistant Janet Lever taught her 6–7s about Christian understandings of God using music. The personal and thoughtful responses suggest that...
Markers: how our pupils with complex needs respond spiritually
One reason teachers of RE are struggling with the new GCSE specifications is because the longer essay-style answers required of students are taxing the skills students have gained in putting together their thoughts in...
During lockdown in February 2021, Years 3 and 4 were looking at a module on Christianity. To support our virtual learning and because we could not visit churches to help with our understanding, I asked local Anglican...