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Volume 39, Number 2
Theme: Pilgrims and Journeys
In this issue:
- The Rt Hon Gordon Brown: journeys towards justice
- 30+ active RE lesson ideas for 4-19s
- Professional REflection: Academic research applied to the RE classroom
- Perspectives from six different worldviews and religions
- Where would you go for spiritual enlightenment
Volume 39, Number 1
Theme: RE and research
In this issue:
- The Prince of Egypt: Moses in the classroom
- 30+ Active RE lesson ideas for 4-19-year-olds using research
- RE as research, religion as research
- Professional REflection: academic research applied to the RE classroom
- Perspectives from five different worldviews and religion: how could you be teaching more authentically
The Visual Commentary on Scripture (VCS, see thevcs.org/) is a freely accessible online publication that provides theological commentary on the Bible in dialogue with works of art.
REtoday interviewed Muslim artist Ali Caligraff, who works in France, about his dynamic and intriguing Islamic art, often infused with joy and vitality
May I start by thanking each of you for all that you are doing to ensure that all pupils in our schools receive high quality Religious Education.
Andrew Jones teaches at The Reach Free School in Hertfordshire. How many of his eight methods for improved learning via homework are you currently practising? Try out some of the others!
Too often, RE makes little space for the Bahá’í faith, but in this issue of REtoday three devotees from the Bahá’í tradition share their own experience on a personal basis on our theme of worldviews. Cosma...
Eleven worldview questions: a way of opening up the concept of worldviews for your pupils
It was with great sadness that we learned of Heather Williamson’s death on 28 December.
Exploring identity questions with 11–14s is an important part of enabling pupils to develop their own understanding of their position in relation to the world, including the worlds of religion and belief. These two...
Staff at Selby Community Primary School wanted to deepen their pupils’ understanding of Islam, so they invited Imran to come and run some workshops there. We asked how it went.
Sometimes the negative clarifies the positive. Do readers agree with these examples of the kind of RE the Devil might like? What would you add? At an open evening, or in a first lesson with older students, set up a...
St Dominic’s School, Brewood, in Staffordshire ran a Gifted and Talented pupil day for 60 students from three different schools in September, including a creative challenge: to express and explore religious beliefs...
Sophie Smith teaches at George Eliot School in Warwickshire. She wanted to use more creative hooks for her RE lessons. Here are some examples of what worked.
Bhante Tejwant serves as a Buddhist representative on Wolverhampton SACRE. He is a contributor to the NATRE anti-racist RE resource project, and here he gives a perspective from the way of the Buddha on tolerance. Use...
The winners of the Art in Heaven 2017 competition came from Newman School, a special school in Rotherham. Here Rebecca Turnbull explains what was involved.
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...