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Volume 40, Number 3
Theme: What's worth celebrating in religion and RE?
In this issue:
- Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner and former RE teacher
- Bali Rai: young adults’ author interviewed by 12-year-olds
- Julian Stern: celebrate uncertainty
- Successes in RE: always worth celebrating
- Religion and football: telling stories of sport, faith and inclusion
- Doing festivals properly: Purim, Pesach, Bandi Chhor Divas
Volume 40, Number 2
Theme: Religion and RE: yesterday and tomorrow
In this issue:
- Movie news: Where Is Anne Frank?
- Nostalgia and prophecy: where RE came from and where it’s going
- New research: why do young Muslims value the mosque?
- 30+ active RE lesson ideas for 4–19s
- Professional REflection: academic research applied to the REclassroom
- Perspectives from eight different worldviews and religions on our yesterdays and tomorrows
- Seven plots for all the stories in the world – and they are all biblical!
In this issue of REToday, we have explored the messiness of religions and worldviews. What an oversight it would be not to explore the messiness of RE itself, a subject whose aims, purposes, methods and very existence...
John Holroyd taught RE in schools in and around London for 30 years before lecturing at the London School of Philosophy and writing his book Judging Religion: A Dialogue for Our Time.
NASACRE’s Pearl Anniversary Conference, with more than 100 delegates from over 60 SACREs across the country, focused on some of the treasures of the past and looked forward to the golden nuggets of the future.
Alastair Ross is director of Pennine Learning and is RE adviser to several areas in the north of England. He was a secondary RE head of department.
Hazel Henson HMI was appointed as Acting Subject Lead for RE in March 2023. In this interview, she talks to Deborah Weston about the role, her career journey and her love of RE.
May I start by saying, ‘Welcome back.’ I hope that you all had a restful summer break with family and friends and are now ready for the start of the new school year. I love the beginning of the autumn term; there...
How often do you get that magical, prickles-up-the-back-of-your-neck feeling when attending a training day? I have been to good training, useful training, so-so training, ‘I’m falling asleep’ training,...
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...
Helen Rivers of Kirklees Education reports on an innovative educational initiative aiming to bring West Yorkshire schools and faith communities together in a positive partnership. The ‘Faith and Education’ project...
Becky Ross teaches at a British Forces primary school in Cyprus, where her pupils show their achievements through class ‘big books’ that are kept as a record of progress towards the outcomes of their Agreed...
Rebecca Ostler teaches RE in Hertfordshire. She wanted her class of 8–10s to think about religion and climate issues in a creative way. Here is what they did.
Naomi Anstice was appointed the National Ambassador for RE Networks in October 2018. Since then a team of ten Regional Ambassadors has been appointed and started working together in January 2019. Here Naomi explains...
Nichola Gannon teaches Year 2 pupils at the Cobbs Infant and Nursery School in Warrington. She wanted her 6- to 7-year-old pupils to respond to the Christingle service in RE with some thoughtful ideas, so she set up...
In Year 1 they love nothing more than trying new food, but in Year 6 many are less open to new experiences and unwilling to try things.
The title of this article is taken from a 12-mark question at GCSE, and it raises an interesting question. We will think about answering this question to GCSE standard using the music of Canadian Muslim hip hop duo...