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How do you prevent extremism?

This new free resource from the Tony Blair Faith Foundation connects questions about practical ways of countering religious prejudice, extremism and conflict, with the thinking of academic and policy experts in this...
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RealityBites conferences on British Values

The following RealityBites lectures and conferences focus on citizenship education and, in particular, ‘the different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of their community, to include the...
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Big questions about the future of RE and a commission to answer them from the REC

RE has always been about asking the big questions, but at the moment there are big questions being asked about the subject itself. Should the curriculum be set nationally or locally? What could be done to raise the...
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Exhibition at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has been hosting an inspirational exhibition of painting inspired by scripture. The exhibition was called Genesis: a visual exploration and was supported by the Farmington Institute. It comprised a...
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New TRS UK leaflet promotes university study of RS to A-level students

TRS UK, the organisation representing UK university academics in theology and religious studies, has produced a new leaflet aimed at promoting study of the subjects at university level to A-level students. Their...
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REQUEST: Christianity for RE, free on this website

RE:start will be a dedicated resource for early years and primary-aged children. There will be games and interactive pages as well as films and Widgit-supported text pages. For a taster of what’s to come, please take a...
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Gill Vaisey resources for early years RE

With British Values high on the agenda, now is the time to REThink your topics and make sure you have included RE. If you are using published schemes of work, topic packs or imaginative learning projects, be careful, as...
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Inspirational RE from a Hindu educator

Sushma Sahajpal, who writes about Hindu wisdom in this issue of REToday, offers a widely acclaimed Hindu visitor service to schools. Why not consider booking her to come and energise your RE? Others have enjoyed it;...
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RE in your academy: a new book of guidance from NATRE and RE Today

We are pleased to announce publication of Religious Education in Your Academy, a new 40-page illustrated guide to RE’s place and potential in academies, free schools and other new school types. Generously supported by...
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Events: What’s going on in the RE community

RE-Definitions boost: more concepts and worldviews added to the app With well in excess of 25,000 logins since its launch just a year ago, the RE-Definitions app is already proving very popular with teachers and...
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Events: Whats going on in the RE community

New BBCBitesize BBC Bitesize’s new GCSE RE content will be available online (www.bbc.com/bitesize) and on the Bitesize app (available for smartphones and tablets) from April 2019, in time for your students revising...
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Events: Despite everything, hope

Ben Wood, NATRE Chair, talking about the government’s weak response to the Commission on RE’s report.

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Resources

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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RE:quest update: RE:start offers Christianity resources for Early Years and primary

One of the biggest privileges of working at RE:quest is coming alongside great teachers and hearing their thoughts on what resources they need to help with their job. There’s one message I hear over and over again: we...
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Sister Sledge and Pope Francis turn out for the family

Use this fun idea with your pupils: take several key religious leaders, and some big topics. Which global music act and which song should introduce a bishop, a rabbi, an imam or a guru talking about family, environment,...
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Understanding the Holy Land

Princess Helena College travelled to Israel and Palestine in 2015 with the School Travel Consultancy, and 16-year-old Kitt Spicer wrote about the experience for REtoday: we like to publish students’ writing in every...
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Julie Grove: honour at the palace

Member of the REtoday editorial team Julie Grove was honoured at Buckingham Palace with the award of an MBE for services to education. Many REtoday readers will know the quality of her RE work over the years from her...
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Taize: an education space for reconciliation between religions

Taize has become a popular destination for educational pilgrimage and is hosting school and college weeks in 2016. A coach service will run from the UK for Holy Week, the week before Easter, and at other times through...
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Schoolswork UK: new set of playing cards full of adult questions

The Christian agency for those who visit schools to do RE, Schoolswork UK, has produced a third set of playing cards. The wild bestselling popularity of their primary and secondary card decks is explained by a very cool...
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BAFTA award for RE programme

The BBC RE series My Life, My Religion consists of five 30-minute programmes. Featuring lots of original filming from across Britain and using child presenters with diary cams, the programmes were first broadcast in...