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Damn the syrup!

What’s the problem with how we teach the Christmas story? It’s expected that Christmas and Easter, the two main Christian festivals, will appear on every long-term plan for RE for all year groups in the primary...
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REVIEW: Father Paul’s War

Mark Chand, Alliance Publishing 2013, 323pp, pbk, £8.99, ISBN 978-0-9569992-5-2. www.alliancepublishingpress.com This is a beautifully written and moving novel based on a true story of the life of Catholic Monks in post...
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REVIEW: Authentic Youth Bible

Nick Page, Claire Page, Liza Hoeskma, Bible League International 2013, 1401pp, £14.99, ISBN 978-1-86024-818-4. https://store.bibleleague.org If you have been waiting for a more relevant, accessible Bible, this could be...
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REWIEW: Postcard Sets by Leonie Marklew-Barrett

Postcard packs from www.christians-art- cards.co.uk, £4–£5 per set. Gallery at www.leonie-marklew.net These seven sets of postcards illustrate key scenes, symbols and ideas from the Christian scriptures and...
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REVIEW: The Christmas Book

Rita Storey, Franklin Watts 2012, 45pp, hbk, £12.99. ISBN 978-1-4451-1056-1.

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REVIEW: Christmas is Special

Anita Ganeri and Jennie Poh, Wayland 2013, 33pp, hbk, £10.99,
ISBN 978-0-7502-7704-4.

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What’s the problem?

We asked people from different religions and from atheism to explain how they see the human condition. Are we flawed, fallen and in bits, or angelic, perfectible and glorious? Maybe both? On the next six pages you will...
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Planned improvement in RE through ‘Reading the Cathedral’

A year’s RE project with 12 schools in the Diocese of Exeter

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Christian prayer: a suitable subject for study

Schools with a religious character might like to use a new resource, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in their spiritual life, but any school might like to study Christian prayer through this example of a global community at...
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BBC extends Bitesize RE for 11–14s

We asked Sorcha Clifford of BBC Bitesize about the project. What does the KS3 Bitesize project offer the RE student? New Bitesize Key Stage 3 content aims to give students a great overview of key facts and community...
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Vision: what does it mean to you?

This issue of REtoday focuses on the idea of vision, and so we asked six thinkers from different religions and worldviews to tell us something about their vision of life as it is influenced by their beliefs or faith. A...
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Early Years RE provocations: lots of ideas for early learning RE

Pastures Way is a nursery school in Luton, a town rich in religious diversity. In a town full of diversity, teaching of religious studies is important, but even more essential is teaching of acceptance. In the early...
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Using sociological data in RE lessons

Jonny Lawson teaches RE in West Sussex. Some recent visions for RE have increasingly emphasised the subject’s need for multidisciplinary visions and ways of including work that uses sociology of religion with pupils....
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A neglected hero with a vision: St Paul of the Damascus Road

St Paul wrote 13 Bible books, and founded 22 churches across the Roman world in his lifetime. Was he the first Christian hero, or perhaps a kind of ultimate visionary in Christianity? Sheila Miller provides practical...
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Saint Teresa of Kolkata and the Beatitudes

Katie Freeman considers how the vision of Jesus from Matthew’s Gospel inspired the vision of Mother Teresa, now sainted by the Catholic Church. Could your 10-year-olds tackle this depth of learning? In the autumn term...
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‘Without a vision the people perish.’ How RE can transform your pupils’ understanding of a school’s mission statement

Fundamental to our vision to educate for life in all its fullness, we are inspired by the Old Testament leader Nehemiah’s example for how to build our school community where all are valued, all contribute and all...
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Learning Christianity with Persona Dolls

Helen Jones teaches at Oxton Saint Saviour’s School on the Wirral. She shares her learning journey with persona dolls as aids to teaching Christianity. I started using persona dolls after we introduced Understanding...
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Teaching Christian diversity to primary pupils: ‘life in its fullness’

Examples from St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School Ann Marie Allchurch is Headteacher at St Andrew’s CofE Primary School in Plymouth. St Andrew’s is a voluntary aided Church of England primary school that...
Events and resources 13-16
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Quaker Service: A Teacher’s Resource

This extensive resource pack is a valuable contribution, especially to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War. It comprises a resource book, 28 lesson plans, a DVD and quality resource cards. It is...

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Beliefs and the World they have Created

This book seeks to describe briefly many of the world’s major beliefs. The main ideologies and religions, interestingly covered, are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, polytheism, nationalism, Asian beliefs, communism,...