The Christian Institute - Religious Education News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/education/religious-education The latest religious education news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:59:22 +0000 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:59:22 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) 18,000 respond to Sunday school plans, forcing Govt caution http://www.christian.org.uk/news/18000-respond-sunday-school-plans-forcing-govt-caution/ An outcry by Christians over plans to register and inspect Sunday schools is forcing the Government to “tread carefully” over the matter, it has emerged.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:19:01 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/18000-respond-sunday-school-plans-forcing-govt-caution/
'Don't sideline impact of Christianity – celebrate it' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-sideline-impact-christianity-celebrate/ The events of the Gospels that “changed the world” should be taught in mainstream history lessons, a former Bishop has said.

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:58:24 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-sideline-impact-christianity-celebrate/
Religious Education in schools 'inadequate' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-education-in-schools-inadequate/ Schools across the country are failing to adequately teach religious education, The Economist has revealed.

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:09:42 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-education-in-schools-inadequate/
Govt: 'Equal air time' for humanism in RE not required http://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-equal-air-time-for-humanism-in-re-not-required/ Schools do not have to teach humanism on an equal footing with religious views, revised Department for Education guidance has said.

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Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:04:28 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-equal-air-time-for-humanism-in-re-not-required/
'Clarke plans will wreck church schools' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/clarke-plans-will-wreck-church-schools/ The Christian Institute has strongly criticised a raft of proposals on religious education from former Education Secretary Charles Clarke.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:49:17 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/clarke-plans-will-wreck-church-schools/
'Teachers avoid the true meaning of Christmas' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/teachers-avoid-the-true-meaning-of-christmas/ Pupils are not being taught the true meaning of Christmas because teachers fear “offending” different faiths, a BBC presenter has said.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:36:58 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/teachers-avoid-the-true-meaning-of-christmas/
Faith schools to teach other religions – Cabinet divided http://www.christian.org.uk/news/faith-schools-to-teach-other-religions-cabinet-divided/ Plans to change the Religious Studies GCSE so that faith schools must teach other religions have caused a rift in the Cabinet, according to the Mail on Sunday.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:12:36 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/faith-schools-to-teach-other-religions-cabinet-divided/
Most schools failing in RE, says Ofsted http://www.christian.org.uk/news/most-schools-failing-in-re-says-ofsted/ Children in more than half of England’s schools are being failed by religious education teaching, an Ofsted report has found.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:28:07 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/most-schools-failing-in-re-says-ofsted/
Quarter of kids think Easter marks Easter bunny's birth http://www.christian.org.uk/news/quarter-of-kids-think-easter-marks-easter-bunnys-birth/ Almost 80 per cent of children do not know the true meaning of Easter, with a quarter thinking it is to celebrate the Easter bunny’s birthday, a poll has found.

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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:30:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/quarter-of-kids-think-easter-marks-easter-bunnys-birth/
Report says standard of RE teaching is 'unacceptable' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/report-says-standard-of-re-teaching-is-unacceptable/ The standard of Religious Education teaching in schools is “unacceptable” according to a group of MPs and Peers.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:32:53 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/report-says-standard-of-re-teaching-is-unacceptable/
RE lessons on Christianity too 'stereotypical' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/re-lessons-on-christianity-risk-being-stereotypical/ School lessons on Christianity can be “incoherent, lacking in intellectual development, or too stereotypical”, a University of Oxford lecturer has warned.

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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:28:11 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/re-lessons-on-christianity-risk-being-stereotypical/
Cornish schools to teach paganism in RE lessons http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cornish-schools-to-teach-paganism-in-re-lessons/ School children in Cornwall are to be taught about paganism as part of their religious education classes for the first time.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:47:30 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cornish-schools-to-teach-paganism-in-re-lessons/
'Religious literacy' lacking in public life, bishop warns http://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-literacy-lacking-in-public-life-bishop-warns/ Britain’s Christian heritage is no longer understood in the “corridors of power” the former Bishop of Rochester has said.

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Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:00:15 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-literacy-lacking-in-public-life-bishop-warns/
Ofsted: Christianity is being marginalised in RE lessons http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-christianity-is-being-marginalised-in-re-lessons/ English schools are failing to teach pupils about basic Christian beliefs in religious education lessons, according to a new report by the education watchdog, Ofsted.

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Tue, 08 Jun 2010 09:36:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-christianity-is-being-marginalised-in-re-lessons/
Pupil labelled 'truant' for refusing visit to mosque http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pupil-labelled-truant-for-refusing-visit-to-mosque/ A 14-year-old Roman Catholic school girl has been branded a truant by teachers for refusing to dress like a Muslim and visit a mosque.

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Thu, 13 May 2010 10:25:24 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pupil-labelled-truant-for-refusing-visit-to-mosque/
New guidance on Primary RE is "multi-faith mish-mash" http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-guidance-on-primary-re-is-multi-faith-mish-mash/ Primary school children in England should learn about obscure world faiths and humanism in Religious Education, according to new Government guidance.

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Tue, 02 Feb 2010 13:38:09 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-guidance-on-primary-re-is-multi-faith-mish-mash/
Religious studies GCSE includes 'rise of atheism' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-studies-gcse-includes-rise-of-atheism/ Students studying a new GCSE Religious Studies course will learn about Druidism, Rastafarianism and the “rise of atheism”.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:12:34 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-studies-gcse-includes-rise-of-atheism/
Boys given detention for refusing Muslim prayer http://www.christian.org.uk/news/boys-given-detention-for-refusing-muslim-prayer/ Two schoolboys from Stoke-on-Trent have been punished by their comprehensive school teacher for refusing to pray to Allah.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2008 09:19:48 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/boys-given-detention-for-refusing-muslim-prayer/