Religious Education (RE)

The Free Churches Group have representatives on the RE Council of England and Wales. To find out more about this vital work, please see the website of the RE Council

The RE Council's mission - Working together to strengthen the provision of religious education in schools, colleges and universities.

‘All children need to acquire core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the religions and worldviews which not only shape their history and culture but which guide their own development. The modern world needs young people who are sufficiently confident in their own beliefs and values that they can respect the religious and cultural differences of others, and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society.’

(The Right Hon, Michael Gove, former Secretary of State for Education, 2013 RE Review and new 'non-statutory' National Curriculum Framework for RE)

To find about more about teaching and learning in RE, you may be interested in the website for The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE)

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