Tags: Religious education

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Row over ‘discriminatory, unproductive’ SACRE members in south Wales

Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018

The NSS has restated its call for the abolition of local religious education committees amid complaints over a committee in south Wales. Read More »

Secularist conference to explore ‘21st Century RE for All’

Posted: Thu, 11 Jan 2018

The National Secular Society is to hold a one day conference on reform of religion and belief education in schools, with speakers to include Prof. A. C. Grayling. Read More »

'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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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". Read More »

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

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