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Researching the religions and worldviews in RE: perspectives from inside a faith/worldview

Each issue of REtoday includes a set of pages from different writers to help RE teachers understand insider views. This issue is about RE and research, and we invited responses to the questions below from...

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Inside a faith

We invited people from different religions and worldviews to respond to some questions about this term’s theme of ‘religion and justice’. Why not give the questions we asked to your students and ask them to...

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Green religions? Perspectives from world faiths and viewpoints for your students

This issue of REtoday focuses on themes around green issues, environmentalism and climate justice. Our religions and worldviews are rich in exploring these issues and the relation of humanity to the natural world. We...

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The problem of evil in the time of a pandemic: what lesson can we learn?

In this article I have aimed to interpret the problem of evil from a secular perspective as an alternative to the standard theodicies, in light of the recent events of the pandemic we are currently faced with. The...

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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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Wisdom Ancient and Modern: seven different perspectives

We asked members of different religions and beliefs to answer some questions about their own sense of what is wise, whether ancient or modern. A Christian View Rev Tracy Swindells, who is also an RE teacher, begins the...
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The beginning and the end – Five different views

We asked people from a number of different worldviews to comment on the big issues of the theme of this term’s REtoday, and some treasure emerged. Use these short articles with your 14–19s by all means, but any...
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Edited by Jane Brooke What is Humanism? How Do You Live Without a God? And Other Big Questions for Kids Age range: 7–11s Authors: Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young (Wayland, 2015), 48pp, hb, £13.99,ISBN...
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Student-friendly Humanism resources for RE

The British Humanist Association will be relaunching their Humanism for Schools website in early 2016, featuring an exciting range of new teaching resources. Primary and secondary school teachers looking for ways to...
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A life trying to ‘make sense of religion’

Over the past decade, as national adviser for RE at Ofsted, Alan Brine’s name has loomed large in the RE firmament. Having now relinquished that role (but certainly not an involvement in RE), we were delighted when...
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Free Humanist book for schools

The British Humanist Association has free copies of the book What is Humanism? by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young to give away to schools in the UK. The book will teach young people what Humanism is, and will enable...
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Edited by Jane Brooke Age range: adult Pause for Thought Author: Various contributors Foreword by Chris Evans and Vanessa Feltz Editor: Rebecca Shepherd Watkins Publishing, 2016, 176pp, PB, £12.99 ISBN:...
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Attack and defend: views from different communities

We asked these questions of people from different faith communities. Their replies are fascinating – and could be used with students aged 14–19. Get them to read two or more of the replies, share and summarise...
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We asked people from different religions and beliefs to tell us what it means to them to ‘sing their own song’

Here are replies from a Buddhist, a Humanist, a Christian, a Jewish person and a Muslim. Read these with your older pupils, and ask them to think of their own answers to the interview questions we used. The questions...

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Faith in science? Faith in God?

This term’s theme is about the nature of faith and about the frontiers and borders between science and religions. We invited people from different religions and beliefs to contribute a personal perspective on the...

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The holy trinity of science? Wisdom: a Humanist view

John Catt is a Humanist and a member of Leicestershire SACRE.