Crime, custodial sentences and ethics
These resources focus on prisons and the ethics of prisons as a punishment from religious and non-religious perspectives.
The moral status of animals
The resources offer a variety of perspectives on our moral responsibility towards the non-human world
An introduction to ethical thinking and philosophical perspectives
These resources are flexible in their use as they are both great for developing teacher subject knowledge but can also be used to introduce ethical thinking into the RE classroom.
Religion, worldviews and caring for the environment
These resources are aimed at Key Stage 3 classes but will also be useful for older students.
When is it morally acceptable to censor religious expression?
These resources offer case studies and religious teachings that are useful for exploring the conflict that can occur when the expression of a religious belief is deemed harmful or damaging to the society in which the believers live.
Is restorative justice the most ethical option?
These resources offer a wealth of statistics, first-hand accounts and suggestions to help students construct well-informed opinions on a topic that is frequently affected by emotional responses.
The role of religion as a pro-social motivator in crime prevention
Ever since Durkheim, sociologists have described religion as enabling social consciousness, which in turn is a conduit for collective morality and conscience.
The Problem of Evil and Suffering
This list includes introductory resources that could be used from KS3 onwards, and case studies that explain and explore 'the Problem' for older students.
Crime, community sentences and ethics
In the UK more people receive community sentences than prison sentences. They are also set to be used more in the future as increasing amounts of evidence show that short custodial sentences have very high reoffending rates.
What does the Catholic Church really teach about social justice?
By using this resources, teachers will be able to present Catholicism more accurately, and to encourage valuable discussion among students.