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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...
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NATRE

NATRE nominations open The news pages on the NATRE website give information about how you can be nominated for the organisation’s next Executive. Visit: www.natre.org.uk and see the News section or About...
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Strictly RE, Ofsted’s 3Is and religious literacy

I am writing this just a few weeks after the sixth StrictlyRE – certainly the biggest yet, with around 350 people joining us at Heathrow for a superb conference. The feedback has been very positive and this reflects...
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Events: What’s going on in the RE community

I am in my eighteenth year of teaching. I’m just starting to get the hang of some of it. One area in which I am more confident is my understanding of what RE is in my school.

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The Spiritual Child

Lisa Miller states that all children are innately spiritual from birth, and describes how parents can support the development of spirituality in their children.

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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,...

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Baubles

Billed as ‘A Tree-mendous Nativity’, this is written by the same author of ‘Hey, Ewe!’ who is a freelance musician and composer.

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The Lent Factor: Forty Companions for the Forty Days of Lenta

This book, written by the Bishop of Norwich, comprises the stories of 40 very different people, one for each of the days in Lent. The reader is invited to reflect on how faith and character are connected. Each...

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BBC’s recent and new RE programming

The well-loved BBC Bitesize site has a major review and renewal underway, with ten new KS4 programmes nearly ready to use, and major innovations around the new GCSE for 14–16s. These ‘A day in the faith of…’...
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Events

New guidance on approaching diversity in primary RE Don’t miss this guidance and resource pack for primary schools. Dr Peter Hemming and a team from Cardiff University bring together recent policy, relevant research...
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The Panpsycast: the power of podcasting

Who is educating young people today? The prima facie response is inevitable: ‘teachers’. Teachers educate young people; it’s their job, after all! We do not have to look very far to see that this response is...
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The Deliberative Classroom – ACT (Association for Citizenship Teaching)

www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/resource/deliberative-classroom-religious-freedom ACT has recently published the first of its eight ‘Deliberative Classroom’ themes, Religious Freedom, as part of a project supported by...