Government Independent Faith Engagement Review. Call for evidence closes 11th December 2020. The consultation closes on 11th December.
The Welsh Government has announced that it is consulting on key potential changes to the teaching of Religious Education (RE). The reforms up for consultation include a potential change of the name of the subject to ‘Religions and Worldviews’ and the ending of the right of parents to withdraw their children from RE lessons. While […]
On 11th July 2019, NatCen released the results of the 36th British Social Attitudes survey, which included a detailed chapter on the topic of attitudes towards religion. RE Council of England and Wales CEO, Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, shared his analysis of that chapter’s findings at the BSA’s launch event in the House of Commons. He highlighted […]
The Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, has written to the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Chair of the Commission on Religious Education, with a response to the recommendations made by the Commission. The letter from the Secretary of State is available here: page 1, page 2. The REC has issued the following statement: […]
On 4th July 2018 the REC organised a Parliamentary luncheon to discuss the barriers and challenges to RE teacher recruitment with MPs and policy experts. The lunch was attended by Liz Twist MP, Simon Hoare MP, Stephen Timms MP, a researcher from the office of Nick Gibb, and representatives from the National Education Union, the […]
On Monday 9th July 2018, 80 Year 10-12 students from schools across England came to Parliament to debate some of the key issues around the teaching of Religious Education.Four of the schools involved are members of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC) Young Ambassador scheme. Liz Twist MP and historian of religion, […]