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'Life and society' classes to replace religious education in Luxembourg schools

'Life and society' classes to replace religious education in Luxembourg schools

Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017

Luxembourg has abolished religious teaching in schools as part of the government's plan to separate church and state.

RE needs “strategic, urgent intervention”, says independent report

RE needs “strategic, urgent intervention”, says independent report

Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017

Religious education in England faces "a perilous future" unless it is subject to "strategic, urgent intervention", according to a report.

Schools sidelining RE, survey finds

Schools sidelining RE, survey finds

Posted: Sun, 17 Sep 2017

The NSS has called for a 'fundamental rethink' about religious education after research showed that many English schools are not offering the subject.

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017

The NSS has called for Ofsted to inspect RE in faith schools after research revealed that millions of pounds of public money has been paid to religious organisations to carry out additional inspections of denominational RE.

NSS rejects Church’s call for end to RE right to withdraw, without meaningful reform

NSS rejects Church’s call for end to RE right to withdraw, without meaningful reform

Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017

The National Secular Society has said that Religious Education must be fundamentally reformed before the existing right to withdraw children from RE can be removed.

Pupils should have the same entitlement to religion and belief education - NSS tells RE Commission

Pupils should have the same entitlement to religion and belief education - NSS tells RE Commission

Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017

Every pupil should have the same basic entitlement to non-partisan education about religion and belief, the National Secular Society has said in a submission to the Commission on Religious Education.

Government challenged over treatment of non-religious views in RE lessons

Government challenged over treatment of non-religious views in RE lessons

Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2016

The Government has been challenged in the House of Lords over its approach to the inclusion of non-religious worldviews in religious education.

NSS: Religious Education must be reformed before ending parental opt-out

NSS: Religious Education must be reformed before ending parental opt-out

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2016

Religious education must be reformed before parents lose the option to remove their children from the subject, the NSS has said, after head teachers voted to make RE compulsory.

NSS cautions against ‘moral panic’ over religious literacy

NSS cautions against ‘moral panic’ over religious literacy

Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016

The National Secular Society has reiterated its support for improved religion and belief education in schools but warned that concerns over poor 'religious literacy' are being used as a Trojan horse to elevate religion's status in public life.

Parliamentary RE group 'turning into a religious sect'

Parliamentary RE group 'turning into a religious sect'

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016

The founding chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on religious education has warned that the group has been taken-over by religious "fundamentalists".

Call to overhaul RE teaching and rename the subject

Call to overhaul RE teaching and rename the subject

Posted: Fri, 27 Nov 2015

A review into Religious Education has called for fundamental reform of the subject, so that teaching reflects "the real religious landscape" of the UK – with content including a "broad range" of religious and non-religious views.

High Court rules against Education Secretary for leaving non-religious views out of new RE GCSE

High Court rules against Education Secretary for leaving non-religious views out of new RE GCSE

Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2015

The High Court has ruled in favour of three families who challenged the Education Secretary's exclusion of non-religious worldviews from the new RE GCSE syllabus.

National Secular Society welcomes call for faith schools to face Ofsted inspections of their religious teaching

National Secular Society welcomes call for faith schools to face Ofsted inspections of their religious teaching

Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014

The National Secular Society has welcomed calls from Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt for religious teaching in faith schools to be inspected by Ofsted.

Survey reveals schools failing to take religious education seriously

Survey reveals schools failing to take religious education seriously

Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013

A third of community schools and over a third of academies without a religious character are failing to meet their legal or contractual agreements to provide religious education.

Head teacher apologises after ordering pupils to attend Islam awareness trip or face punishment for 'racism'

Head teacher apologises after ordering pupils to attend Islam awareness trip or face punishment for 'racism'

Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013

A head teacher has been forced to apologise to parents after threatening to punish children for racism if they missed a religious awareness workshop.

NSS welcomes Ofsted analysis of the state of RE, but warns recommendations don't go far enough

NSS welcomes Ofsted analysis of the state of RE, but warns recommendations don't go far enough

Posted: Sat, 05 Oct 2013

The National Secular Society has welcomed a new analysis of the state of religious education in schools from the education regulator Ofsted, but has warned its report's recommendations don't go far enough.

Survey reveals RE as least useful subject on the curriculum

Survey reveals RE as least useful subject on the curriculum

Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2013

A new survey on life at school has revealed that RE is regarded as the least useful subject to learn.

Is this a true history of religious education or a rewriting of the facts?

Is this a true history of religious education or a rewriting of the facts?

Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013

Secularists and humanists in the 1960s and 1970s played a critical role in stopping religious education in schools being used for proselytising. That's the claim being made in new research from the University of Exeter.

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