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A new plain English translation: The Majestic Qur’an

REtodayinterviews the translator, Dr Musharraf HussainOBE, DL, about his ‘labour of love’ – to make the meaning of the Qur'an plain in English to young people.

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Making a difference: enquiry and inquiry in the classroom

Making a difference by improving students’ educational experiences is a core principle for teachers, and the reason why many enter the profession.

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How to know in RE: epistemic insight (EI) is what you need!

Mina Cullimore and Berry Billingsley have got some fresh ideas to help develop epistemic insight in the RE classroom so that your RE can engage and inspire your learners, and you as their

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Interview with Archbishop Stephen, and learners’ letters

When you were writing Dear England, did you think about young people engaging with this idea of a letter to the country?

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Write your letter to the nation…

REtoday is pleased to present an interview with the new Archbishop of York, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, which explores the book he wrote as a series of letters to England to explain his Christian vision. He was...

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‘There is more that unites us …’

Kim Leadbeater MBE is the Ambassador for the Jo Cox Foundation. After her sister Jo was murdered, she committed to a legacy of strong and compassionate communities. Here’s how.

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RE and justice: an interview with Jonathan Gullis MP and RE teacher Nkita Weldon

Jonathan Gullis is MP for Stoke North. His partner Nkita Weldon is a Head of RE in the Midlands. We interviewed them both about justice, anti-racism and equality issues.

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‘The greatest skill is to listen’

David Lammy was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor in April 2020. He is MP for Tottenham.
Huw Spanner interviewed him on Skype for High Profiles.

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Revolutionary Jesus?

RE today interviewed Tom Holland about his work as a historian placing Jesus in his Roman context in his influential books Dominion and Revolutionary (see the extract on pages 8–9). Read this with your students and...

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Revolutionary: Augustus or Jesus?

Tom Holland, whose interview appears on the next two pages of REtoday, has given in his book Dominiona crystal-clear history of ways in which ‘Western’ civilisation still owes a huge debt to the Jesus of the...

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Racism is Everywhere but so is Hope

Revd Dr Joel Edwards was the General Director of the Evangelical Alliance from 1997 until 2009.

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From the ‘Educationally Subnormal’ class to professor of theology

Robert Beckford is Professor of Religion and Culture in the African Diaspora in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University in
Canterbury, Kent, and Visiting Professor...

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Don’t give up. RE matters!

Samira Ahmed is a BBC journalist and broadcaster, and presenter of The World Tonight and Front Row. She was a member of the Commission on RE that reported in 2018. REtoday asked her to reflect on some questions of...

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We are all beautiful

Comedian Russell Brand, interviewed by Paul Northrop at the Greenbelt Festival, gives a vivid account of his views on spiritual life, addiction, philosophy and more. Use it with your senior students to provoke a...

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‘A dangerous race for eternal economic growth’

Cat Stevens grew from being a teen idol of the 1960s into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of his time. In addition to his vast musical achievements, his lifelong spiritual quest has added intrigue and...

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Activist Catholic parishes in the United States and Indonesian eco-jihad: research and critique in religion and climate issues

Professor Robin Veldman is an interdisciplinary environmental studies scholar. Her research examines how religious beliefs and cultural identity shape attitudes toward nature. With methodologies from religious studies...

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Who is responsible? Educating for ethical considerations of climate change

Dr Laura D’Olimpio, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham, argues for a broad-based moral investigation of climate change issues in RE. Laura edits the Journal of Philosophy in...

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A brief guide to the Book of Job

Dr John Bimson was a tutor in Old Testament Studies at Trinity College Bristol. He argues that the Book of Job provides a resource for reflection on reasons why it may be unwise to take an anthropocentric view of our...

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Seven lives in seven books

It is easy for us educationalists to fetishise books. In and out of our conscious lives, books get everywhere: books for marking, books for research, books to write and – I hope – books for simple recreation. Since...
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Religion is emotional therapy

Stephen T. Asma offers a vision of a role for religion from a perspective of psychological health. ‘The Indian elephant is known sometimes to weep,’ Charles Darwin wrote Charles Darwin in 1872. ‘In the Zoological...