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Questions:

Anthony M. Nderitu teaches RE in Tiverton, Devon. He argues for a stronger questioning approach in RE.

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How can John Rawls’ ‘veil of ignorance’ be used to

As an RS teacher at an all-girls, Church of England secondary school, I was very aware of the negative attitudes many students expressed towards homosexuality. This was based on their religious beliefs, as students...

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RE audit: 64 things that (can) happen in RE lessons

This is an RE audit tool for pupils aged 8–14. If you dare, copy the page of 64 ideas for your classes and ask them for their help in improving your school’s RE

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Inside a faith

We asked people from inside different faiths to write an article about their identity from these eight questions. Consider your own answers to the questions – jot down some notes. Then read the examples on the next...

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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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What is Ofsted saying about RE in England – and what can we learn from it?

As we write this, teachers are ‘working their socks off’ providing home learning in various forms for pupils as well as looking after disadvantaged pupils and pupils with key-worker parents. It has hardly been a...

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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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Is the Commission on RE a game-changer?

Trevor Cooling, Chair of the RE Council, predicts that the Commission on RE (CoRE) report will change the RE game in a worldviews direction for good.

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Building the Future of Primary Religious Education

There are continuing concerns about the time and focus given to the initial training of primary teachers in RE across all training routes (Ofsted 2013; APPG/REC 2013; CoRE 2018; NATRE 2018).

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REVIEW: Critical Friend – the Work of Governors in Church Schools

John Cox, Kevin Mayhew 2013,133pp, pbk, £12.99, ISBN 978-1-84867-589-6. It might sound hackneyed to label a book a ‘godsend’ but, as a newly appointed foundation governor, this release certainly proved more than...
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REVIEW: Family Time

Andrew Brannigan, Church of Ireland Publishing, 70pp, pbk, free, ISBN 978- 1-904884-41-5. www.cip.ireland.anglican.org This book is a free resource available online at www.familyfaith.co.uk or from selected booksellers....
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REVIEW: Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Subhadramati, Windhorse 2013, 156pp, pbk, £10.99, ISBN 978-1-909314-01-6 www.windhorsepublications.com Subhadramati’s book is a practical and reflective, rather than academic, guide to ethics that will enable teachers...
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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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REVIEW: Gandhi: My Life is My Message

Jason Quinn, illus. Sachin Nagar, Campfire 2013, 210pp, pbk, £8.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-03-1. www.campfire.co.in This is a beautifully produced graphic ‘novel’ (in fact autobiography) told in Gandhi’s own words, as...
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REVIEW: When the War was Over: European Refugees after 1945

University of Nottingham, 2012, 43pp plus DVD and photocards, free from Nick Baron [email protected] or Peter Gatrell [email protected] This pack provides teachers with all the resources they...
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REVIEW: Essential RE: Being Human

Series ed. Stephen Pett, RE Today Services 2014, 32pp, pbk, £9.90, ISBN 978-1-905893-86-7. Another fantastic offering from the Essential RE series, designed for use with students aged 11–16, this easy-to- use and...
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REVIEW: Essential RE: God

ed. Stephen Pett, RE Today Services 2013, 33pp, pbk, £9.90, ISBN 978-1905893775. The need to explore the concept of God is a fundamental basis for any successful RE and here is a resource containing everything the busy...
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REVIEW: 365 Days with the Prophet Muhammad

Nurdan Damla, illus. Osman Turhan, Goodword Books 2014, 360pp, hbk, $14 (£8.37), ISBN 978-81-7898-833-7. www.goodwordbooks.com

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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...