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Events: What’s going on in the RE community

In March, Ben Wood passed the leadership of NATRE to Katie Freeman. We asked them both to look backwards and forwards from their position as Chair of our subject teacher association.

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Art in Heaven 2020 and 2021

The 2020 Art in Heaven and Spirited Poetry competitions attracted record entries – lots of teachers sent them during lockdown

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Promote further study to your examination classes with films of graduates in Theology and RS

To study for a degree in Theology or RS is to open up a vast range of options for worthwhile careers. TRS-UK is launching a set of recently-filmed interviews with TRS graduates in fields as varied as television...

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New CPD opportunity: teaching Islam as a worldview

What are worldviews? What could this mean in practice? What could a worldviews curriculum look like?

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Enriching religion and worldviews education through classroom-ready vide

The University of Cambridge is delighted to announce an innovative project creating high-quality RS resources to inspire secondary school students and bring Cambridge into your classroom.

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Understanding Christianity: access for community schools and academies across the UK

The Understanding Christianity project to resource a theologically literate set of ways of teaching Christianity in RE has been evaluated academically in a new report by Rachael Shillitoe of the University of...

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Events What’s going on in the RE community

At the beginning of 2021, we can look back thinking that
2020 didn’t quite turn out how we thought it might.

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Taking the problems seriously

I never enjoyed teaching the ‘environment’ bit of the GCSE course. It was just so bland, so uncontroversial, so anodyne. It was one of the most glaring examples of how the previous GCSE was so undemanding, and the...

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New free, downloadable digital curriculum subject directory brought to you by the CfSA

RE Today/NATRE have played a key part in the development and production of the first CfSA Directory – a fabulous ‘flippin book’, it is free to flick through, download and save. Nearly every subject is listed,...

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Geneticist and physician Francis Collins wins £1.1 million from the Templeton Prize

Francis Collins is Director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), and led the Human Genome Project to its successful completion in 2003. Throughout his career he has advocated for the integration of faith and...

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Increase in teachers training to teach RE: how can you help?

Forty per cent of new PGCE students have become RE teachers after graduating in other humanities subjects such as History, Philosophy or Sociology. This increase boosts the number of new RE teacher trainees to its...

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Book review: Timothy Howles, Responding Faithfully to the Environmental Crisis: Christianity in the Time of the Anthropocene

This timely Grove publication explores how faith and prayer relate to social, cultural and political action in light of the climate emergency. Howles’ aim is to add the voice of Christian ethics to the discourse...

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‘Do Not Photograph’: a rare insight into Jewish community life

Do Not Photograph, an amazing book of photographs, is edited from the time Joshua Haruni spent photographing from within the Hassidic dynasties and Kabbalistic courts of Jerusalem and its environs. These communities are...
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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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RE in your region – one year on!

How fast time flies. It has been just over a year since we introduced our regional ambassadors to the local groups network, and what an impact they have made! Thanks to collaboration between Local Groups Officer Juliet...
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Thanks to the REtoday magazine Editorial Team

New editorial arrangements for REtoday magazine: after many years, this excellent team of editorial assistants has been disbanded, and in coming issues REtoday will rely more on NATRE Executive members and RE Today...
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News from Culham St Gabriel’s

REXChange, 3 October, Birmingham We are delighted to be working with a range of partners in the RE community to promote researcher–teacher engagement through a knowledge-exchange conference. The event will bring...
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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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Jonathan Gullis MP

In the December 2019 general election, RE teacher Jonathan Gullis was elected MP for Stoke-on-Trent North. He referred to his past work in school in this parliamentary statement: ‘As a religious education teacher, I...
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Juliet Lyal steps down as NATRE Local Groups Officer

‘ Juliet is to RE what Coco is to Chanel – enduring, classic and inspiring.’ Vicky McDowell These words (above) from one of our local group leaders seem appropriate to begin an article reflecting on the work that...