We want every pupil to have the same entitlement to high quality, non-partisan education about religion and belief. We think all schools should prepare young people for life in modern Britain by teaching pupils about the diversity of religious and non-religious worldviews.
We want to see an end to the arbitrariness and unfairness of local determination in Religious Education. Instead, we think religion and belief education should become part of the National Curriculum.
Education is a devolved issue. This petition is for the Department for Education (England) and the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Education. Our work on reform of religion and belief education in Scotland and Northern Ireland is seperate.
A selection of petition signatures
"Schools are for education not indoctrination. Schools should help people understand each other, not drive them apart or discriminate against some children on the basis of religion. No discrimination and no proselytizing would be a good manifesto pledge."
A supporter from Carlisle
"Because allowing local groups to determine the syllabus is unworkable. Most lack the knowledge and pedagogic skills (except the teachers) to be able to make any sensible recommendations. Most SACREs are heavily resistant to any form of secular or non-religious input."
John from Watford
"I am an RE teacher who believes that the inconsistencies in the teaching of RE across the country need to stop. The curriculum should be the same in faith schools as well"