Religion and popular culture, gender, and feminist theology in Challenging Religious Issues

Religion and popular culture, gender, and feminist theology are some of the topics discussed in the journal Challenging Religious Issues (Issue 14). The St Giles’ Centre has recently translated and published the Welsh version of this issue (the English version was published in Autumn 2018). A summary of the content of the articles is providedContinue reading “Religion and popular culture, gender, and feminist theology in Challenging Religious Issues”

Qualified for the future: Reports published on the ‘new generation’ of GCSEs for Wales

Today, four major reports have been published by Qualifications Wales. These form an important part of the on-going process of reviewing and reforming GCSEs in Wales in light of the new Curriculum for Wales. In response to the public consultation on qualifications for 14- to 16-year-old learners in Wales (27 January – 16 April 2021),Continue reading “Qualified for the future: Reports published on the ‘new generation’ of GCSEs for Wales”

Let’s tell our stories – The positive impact of religion in education (Klingenthal 2021)

St Giles’ Centre staff are looking forward to participating in a special Europe-wide, online interactive event on 21 October 2021 (1-5pm BST). The Intereuropean Commission on Church and School (ICCS) and the Coordinating Group for Religion in Education in Europe (CoGREE) have created an exciting programme on the theme: ‘Let’s tell our stories – theContinue reading “Let’s tell our stories – The positive impact of religion in education (Klingenthal 2021)”

Aliens, Christian art, the soul, and implicit religion in Challenging Religious Issues

Aliens, Christian art, the soul, and implicit religion are just some of the topics discussed in the journal Challenging Religious Issues (Issue 16). The St Giles’ Centre has recently translated and published the Welsh version of this issue (the English version was published in Spring 2020). A summary of the content of the articles isContinue reading “Aliens, Christian art, the soul, and implicit religion in Challenging Religious Issues”

Agored Cymru Level 2 Award in Exploring Worldviews

Agored Cymru has a new Level 2 award, which focuses on exploring religious and non-religious worldviews. (The Level 1 award will be available shortly.) This new suite of qualifications entitled Exploring Worldviews has been designed for 14- to 16-year-old learners, and aims to help develop skills, knowledge and experiences important for young people to liveContinue reading “Agored Cymru Level 2 Award in Exploring Worldviews”

European news for Church and School

Those working in the field of Church and School may be interested to read the July 2021 newsletter from the Intereuropean Commission on Church and School (ICCS) and the International Association for Christian Education (IV). Articles include the latest news from: ICCS and IV; Coordinating Group for Religion in Education in Europe (CoGREE) and itsContinue reading “European news for Church and School”

Exploring Cynefin: the St Giles’ Centre offers professional learning opportunity

On 7 July 2021, a group of RE specialist teachers and leaders from Wrexham and Flintshire met to explore cynefin in the new curriculum for Wales. The aims of the session were: • to support preparation for the new curriculum;• to begin to uncover and deepen our knowledge and experience of cynefin;• to encourage creativityContinue reading “Exploring Cynefin: the St Giles’ Centre offers professional learning opportunity”

Consultation for Curriculum for Wales Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) Guidance: Wrexham SACRE response

Thank you to all of you who shared with us views about the draft Curriculum for Wales Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) Guidance Consultation. Your voice matters and the St Giles’ Centre is committed to sharing Wrexham experiences and opinions at local and national levels. You may be interested to read the Wrexham SACRE responseContinue reading “Consultation for Curriculum for Wales Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) Guidance: Wrexham SACRE response”

Welsh version of Challenging Religious Issues 18 now published

Issue 18 (Welsh version) of the journal Challenging Religious Issues (Herio Materion Crefyddol) supporting AS / A-level learners and teachers has recently been published. Welsh articles include: Jesus’ public ministry; Hume’s criticism of the argument from (to) design; the impact of Covid-19 on Christianity in the UK. Visit our 16+ resources page to get freeContinue reading “Welsh version of Challenging Religious Issues 18 now published”

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