Religious Education

Why We Need A 21st Century RE For All

Stephen Evans | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the Education Reform Act 1988 which saw the introduction of a national curricular entitlement for all pupils. ...

Why We're Teaching Students About the 7/7 Bombings

Neil McKain | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Neil McKain

Like many Londoners, 7 July 2005 began for me as a normal working day. I drove from my flat in Queens Park to Ealing where I was working as an estate agent. Morning briefing done, our team of sales negotiators 'hit the phones' to drum up business and book appointments. Then people's mobiles started beeping. Other offices started calling in. Something was going on in central London.

Can a Nun Be a Good Teacher? No They Cannot

Adam Seldon | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

Andrew Marr repeatedly asked Tristram Hunt on the Andrew Marr Show on the Sunday after Question Time "can an unqualified nun be a good teacher?" Hunt should have been bold enough to not shirk the question, as he did, but instead pointedly respond with the reasonable point that being divinely ordained isn't a sufficient criterion to justify teaching young people

Why My Heathen Kids Need a Religious Education

Michelle Beckett | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Michelle Beckett

I would like my children to have an understanding of different religious worldviews, and in turn, I want other kids of all faiths to understand theirs, and how it shapes the choices and decisions they make in life.

Should Four-Year-Olds Be Taught About Religion?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The Religious Education Council for England and Wales, which represents around 60 faith groups, has called for children as young a four to learn about...

Evangelism in Schools?

Stephen Evans | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Stephen Evans

A report published this week by the National Secular Society has shone a much needed spotlight on the activities of evangelical Christian organisations operating in our children's schools.

Meditation in Education: An Ancient Remedy for Dealing With Modern Stress and Anxiety

Andrew Jones | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Jones

It's not easy being young. According to a recent study a third of Swedish teenagers are suffering from chronic stress. In the US an estimated 10% of students suffer from a serious anxiety disorder and in the UK 10% of children suffer from some form of mental disorder, which include anxiety and depression.

How Well Do RE Teachers Know Christianity?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than a third of people believe many Religious Education teachers do not know enough about Christianity to be able to teach it effectively, while ...

Blender-Free Interfaith Relations

Ian Linden | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Linden

In February of this year lecturers, teachers and backbench Conservative MPs were reacting to the news that the same Mr. Gove was excluding religious education from the core elements making up the new English Baccalaureate. It was apparently not an "essential academic" subject.

Lucy Sherriff

Teacher 'Naming And Shaming' Students Who Have Had Abortions | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are telling students abortion is murder and aborting a foetus is "evil", with one even naming and shaming a girl in front of her class, a cha...

Church Schools 'Should Spread The Message Of God'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Church schools should be more active in spreading the message of Christianity, a leading Church of England bishop has said. As the church faces sus...

More Than Half Back Controversial RE Lessons

PA | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than half of adults believe that religious education (RE) lessons are worthwhile, with many saying the subject should be compulsory, according to...

Gove Calls For Cap On Catholics

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has supported a cap on Catholic pupils at a new school due to be opened, despite other faith schools existing with no intake limit. Co...

Future Of Religious Education Is Jeopardised Church Complains

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Church of England has voiced concerns religious education is being sidelined by the government's school reforms. The subject is facing "multipl...

MPs Start Crusade To Protect RE In Schools

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Faith groups and politicians will join forces in a bid to protect Religious Education in schools and promote its value to young people. The creatio...

Teacher Found Guilty Of Sexually Grooming 14-Year-Old Schoolboy

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Religious education teacher Kathryn Roach has been found guilty of inciting a 14-year-old schoolboy to engage in sexual behaviour. The 24-year-old ...

Religious Education: Has the 'Ebac' Got its Back?

Tony Baldry | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Tony Baldry

The English baccalaureate is having positive effects on many subjects chosen at GCSE and A-Level but increasingly so it seems, having devastating effe...

Religious Education Teacher Suspended For Encouraging Students To Plagiarise

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher who was head of religious education at a Merseyside college has been suspended for six months after he encouraged his pupils to plagiarise f...