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‘I LONG FOR RE TO CONNECT FAITH AND REASON’ 

Father Michael Nazir Ali, in a wide-ranging interview, elucidates his vision for RE, and for the great moral and spiritual questions that our communities face.

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Anti-semitism across the globe 

In his new book Antisemitism: A World History of Prejudice (The History Press 2022), Dan Cohn-Sherbok traces the origins of anti-semitism and its manifestations, from political opposition to racial persecution and...

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Time for a National Plan for Religious Education 

In neglecting Religious Education (RE) we leave our young people unprepared for the modern world. A National Plan is needed to safeguard
the subject, argues Sir Peter Bottomley, Conservative MP for Worthing...

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Teaching Islam: worldview, lived religion, big ideas, authenticity 

Lat Blaylock, Editor of REtoday, considers how this term’s theme of ‘personal worldviews’ connects to some key concepts in RE’s developing pedagogy, aiming to build confidence for teachers in tackling Islam...

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Pray with your feet: Care for the exile and the stranger in your community

Sir Trevor Pears is a Jewish philanthropist whose charity, the Pears Foundation, makes an excellent study for GCSE Judaism for all sorts of reasons. REtoday interviewed him about the theology, values and practice...

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Power of hope, power of faith

The Right Honourable Gordon Brown was Prime Minister of the UK from 2007–2010. This article
is abridged from his lecture to the Methodist Church conference last summer, and charts his vision of a journey of...

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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...