Monthly Archives: September 2018

Humanism should be added to Religious Education

Religion and Worldviews

(The Observer 9th September 2018)

The subject should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to equip young people with respect and empathy for different faiths and viewpoints, says the Commission on Religious Education in a report published on Sunday.

Content “must reflect the complex, diverse and plural nature of worldviews”, drawing from “a range of religious, philosophical, spiritual and other approaches to life, including different traditions within Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, non-religious worldviews and concepts including humanism, secularism, atheism and agnosticism”.

The report was welcomed by the head teachers’ union, the Church of England and Humanists UK.

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