The RE Council’s Chief Executive, Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, and the drafter of the Commission on Religious Education, Amira Tharani, went to 10 Downing Street on Monday 11 June to discuss the progress of the Commission on Religious Education with the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on Faith and Communities and the Head of Education at Downing … Read more
The Religious Education Council (REC) has appointed Kishan Devani FRSA to undertake ambassadorial work on its behalf. Kishan will be working with faith and belief communities, and with politicians, to increase their awareness of and support for the REC’s work. Kishan is a politician, consultant, and former head of religious studies at a school in … Read more
New guidance in Wales has clarified the position of non-religious people sitting on SACREs in Wales. Kirsty Williams AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales, in a letter states “representatives from non-religious belief systems may be appointed to Group A of a SACRE or ASC, to ensure that SACREs/ASCs fully reflect the beliefs of … Read more
For the fourth year running, the RE Council, NATRE and RE Today represented religious education on stands at the Labour and Conservative party conferences. Representatives from all three organisations, including teachers of RE, spoke with approximately 15 parliamentarians at the Labour conference and approximately 30 parliamentarians at the Conservative conference about the importance of good religious education, and why it matters so much today in modern Britain.
With the General Election fewer than 50 days away, and political parties hurrying to put together their manifestos, here are four things that we would like to see them include in order to help ensure that all pupils are able to have high quality religious education: To take note of the recommendations of the Commission on … Read more
RE Teacher Naomi Anstice on the stand at the Labour Party Conference For the third year running, the RE Council, NATRE and RE Today will be representing RE on stands at the Labour and Conservative party conferences. Representatives from all three organisations, including teachers of RE, will be lobbying parliamentarians about the importance of good religious education, … Read more