Engaging with secondary RE: Interfaith RE, edited by Pamela Draycott
This resource aims to engage students and give them confidence to enter
dialogue with the deeply held beliefs and values of others in the inter
faith arena. The resource is designed to give young people the
opportunity to explore diversity, differences and areas of commonality
between faiths using a variety of oral and written activities.
Structured to enable students to respond individually, anonymously and
collaboratively to the issues, with opportunities to reflect, agree and
disagree in a safe forum.
The following two sample activity extracts from the Engaging with secondary RE curriculum series from RE Today, reproduced with permission, are available for download from www.natre.org.uk/cc/#5
The complete book has seven sections in total, which includes FAQs,
advice to teachers on dealing with difference, ways of encouraging
students to consider some of the issues surrounding 'truth claims' and
activity structures for getting pupils involved in group dialogue.
- The same and different – respect for all.
Activities developed from a project exploring how community cohesion
could be promoted through RE with six schools in Bradford, Cumbria and
Leeds. Each school was paired to include pupils from varied religious
and cultural backgrounds. Together they shared in a variety of
activities and explored shared hopes and aspirations, questions and
answers. Two activities for use in schools are provided.
- Islamophobia: an issue for RE
provides a checklist of good practice in representing Islam in RE to
help combat the hostility and prejudice present in many schools.
|Links across other subjects within resource
Citizenship: 1.3 Identities and
diversity: living together in the UK – Exploring the diverse national,
regional, ethnic and religious cultures, groups and communities in the
UK and the connections between them.