ALAN’S BLOG Who owns Islam? …. Or indeed, for that matter, Christianity? – Alan Brine

Last week saw a vital discussion on Save RE about whether the Ahmadiyya faith can be classed as Muslim. It reinforced a key issue at the heart of our RE world – who decides how to define the boundaries of a religion? It is always fascinating how a social media space designed for RE professionals … More ALAN’S BLOG Who owns Islam? …. Or indeed, for that matter, Christianity? – Alan Brine

DANIEL’S BLOG Why we cannot be relativists Daniel Moulin

My last post suggested that there was a paradox of inclusivity when it is claimed that an overarching inclusive form of religious education can cater for the religious education of everyone. I now move on to examine another conceptual problem that I suggest exists when relativism is assumed as a justifiable basis for religious education. … More DANIEL’S BLOG Why we cannot be relativists Daniel Moulin

THINK PIECE Padre Jesús of Castillo de Locubín – Kevin O’Grady

Let’s consider a single village in Andalucía, where there lives a singular image of a single moment. Allow me to introduce you to Padre Jesús (Father Jesus), if you do not already know him. Castillo de Locubín (Castillo) is an ancient pueblo in the Sierra Sur de Jaėn. Ninety per cent of the 4,381 Castilleros … More THINK PIECE Padre Jesús of Castillo de Locubín – Kevin O’Grady

ALAN’S BLOG Going Deeper – but in which direction? – Alan Brine

The mantras of ‘Doing More with Less’, ‘Depth not Breadth’ and ‘Making RE more challenging’ are welcome. There has been a rush towards implementing these ideas in the design of the RE curriculum. Two recent blogs made useful contributions to the debate and we can see the influence of the E.D. Hirsch’s ‘knowledge-based’ curriculum at … More ALAN’S BLOG Going Deeper – but in which direction? – Alan Brine

ALAN’S BLOG So now where are we? Good news/Bad news – Alan Brine

Okay – it’s been a big week for education and, by implication, for RE. I say ‘by implication’ because nothing in the Government’s announcements is explicit about our subject. Lots to puzzle about – concealing the education changes inside the Budget (hiding controversial news?); letting Osborne take the limelight (is Morgan a busted flush?). What … More ALAN’S BLOG So now where are we? Good news/Bad news – Alan Brine

ALAN’S BLOG RE and the ‘moral capital’ argument – Alan Brine

We recently saw the ‘Britain is Christian’ debate turn its attention to RE. Last December we saw Cameron say: “As a Christian country, we must remember what his birth represents: peace, mercy, goodwill and, above all, hope. I believe that we should also reflect on the fact that it is because of these important religious … More ALAN’S BLOG RE and the ‘moral capital’ argument – Alan Brine