Teaching Worldviews could enhance Religious Education in Schools

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Abstract

What’s the purpose of Religious Education (RE) in a country where a majority of people have “no religion”?

The new report of the independent Commission on Religious Education in England and Wales provides a clear answer: the rise of “no religion” doesn’t mean that religion isn’t important. Rather, the report makes a strong case that it is more important than ever that young people in Britain understand and engage effectively with diverse religions and worldviews.

The report proposes a radical overhaul of RE. This is most obvious in the new name it recommends for the subject: “Religion and Worldviews”. Non-religious worldviews like humanism, secularism, atheism and agnosticism would be studied alongside different traditions within Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
Original languageEnglish
TypeOpinion
Media of outputblog
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2018

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