Introducing world religions and humanism
These resources will help introduce students to the major world religions and support their introduction to humanism.
TikTok v Philosophy? How to engage younger students with philosophical thinking
This list offers resources to make philosophy and religions easily accessible to students through unconventional resources.
What is religious fundamentalism?
These resources will help teachers and students alike understand fundamentalism’s nature and how it manifests in different religious traditions.
Teachings and beliefs around creation and evolution
These resources cover teachings and beliefs around creation and evolution with a range of perspectives.
What does the Catholic Church really teach about homosexuality?
These resources will allow you to go beyond Leviticus 18:22 for reasons why the Catholic Church is against same-sex marriage.
What does the Catholic Church really teach about contraception?
One short and succinct Bible quote that is often taught to support Catholic teaching on contraception is ‘be fruitful and multiply’. However, as you would expect, there is much more to Catholic teaching on the matter beyond these four words of scripture.
Religious experiences and modern society
These resources offer case studies that show that these feelings of being in the presence of something ‘greater’ are still being sought.
What is Humanism?
These resources will help you better understand, and teach, humanism to your students by providing suggestions for reading and examples to use with your students.
What does the Catholic Church really teach about climate justice?
In RE, we often teach that Christians care for the environment because God created the world, as taught in Genesis 1. However, as you would expect, there is much more to Catholic teaching on the matter beyond these words of scripture.
The Relationship between God and Humans in the Old Testament
Students often struggle to reconcile the idea of an omnibenevolent God with the seemingly violent and capricious deity of the Old Testament.
What is the difference between a religious movement and a cult?
These resources aim to help to create a clearer picture of what a ‘cult’ is and to provide interesting case studies that can be used in a classroom.
Lesser-known religious movements in England and Wales, as shown in the 2021 Census
he list unpacks the tools used by ONS to gather the data and offers resources that enable teachers to explore religions with growing numbers of followers.
Catharism: how a ‘heresy’ is defined
These resources encourage discussions of how a heresy is defined and which powers and groups are the gatekeepers of the 'correct' interpretation of a religion.
Liberation theologies across religions and worldviews
These resources aim to help students understand key teachings within faiths and worldviews through seeing them being put into action.
The Origins of Young Earth Creationism
These resources explore the origins of the ‘Young Earth Creation’ movement and help students understand its historical and philosophical context as a reaction to the growing secularisation of the establishment.
The origins of the universe and life: how science and religion find common ground
These resources largely focus on the more nuanced compatibilist views about how scientific and religious views of origins can complement each other.
What is religion?
This list aims to help teachers to explore the theme of religion 'as a category', as well as to discover some key thinkers who have influenced how people view religion within their disciplines and beyond