Reform religious education

Religion education (RE) in Wales is soon to be replaced with religion and worldviews (RW), with a greater focus on a diverse range of religious and nonreligious perspectives. But reforms still don't go far enough. Nonreligious views are still treated as an afterthought and often reduced to simply humanism, and faith schools retain the ability to use a subject to promote their own beliefs.

Hints and tips

- Personalising your letter will make it more likely to have an impact.

- Keep your thoughts fairly brief. MSs are busy and get a lot of correspondence.

- Use clear and simple language.

- Those who defend the status quo often say the current arrangements for RE teaching merely encourage young people to understand a wide range of cultures and beliefs. If you have an interesting perspective which helps to undermine this argument, consider sharing it.

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