All Things Considered: Looking to the future with Religion, Values and Ethics in Wales

On Sunday 17 September, Libby Jones from the St Giles’ Centre in Wrexham took part in the BBC radio programme ‘All Things Considered’, which also included the Rt Revd Mary Stallard (Bishop of Llandaff and former co-director of the St Giles’ Centre). The programme explored Religion, Values and Ethics in the new Curriculum for Wales,Darllenwch fwy

Read about the latest challenging religious issues in our on-line journal

Issue 20 of Challenging Religious Issues is now available for free download on the St Giles’ Centre website. In this latest issue, academic experts introduce and reflect upon five more challenging religious issues for teachers and students, including: Virtue ethics in business; Making sense of ‘non-religion’; Was Hinduism invented?; Should Buddhists abandon rites and rituals?;Darllenwch fwy

Latest issue of Wales A-level journal available in Welsh and English

The Welsh version of Challenging Religious Issues, issue 19, has now been published online. You can access both the Welsh and English versions for free by following this link: Articles included in the latest issue Mindfulness and McMindfulness Mindfulness and meditation are part of the way Buddhists shape and express their religious identity. MindfulnessDarllenwch fwy

RVE national professional learning resources showcased at Welsh Government Policy Insight Event

If you missed the Welsh Government Policy Insight Event on 25 April 2023, showcasing the recently published national professional learning resources for religion, values and ethics (RVE), you can now view the recording on Hwb by following this link: The event was very well attended with almost 100 attendees. St Giles’ Centre staff, LibbyDarllenwch fwy

Ymgynhoriad Cymwysterau Cymru: Y cynnig llawn o gymwysterau 14-16

The closing date for the Qualifications Wales consultation on the full 14-16 qualifications offer is: Wednesday, 14 June 2023 It is important that as many organisations and individuals as possible respond to ensure the best possible outcomes for RVE. WASACRE has recorded a short video presentation to explain why this consultation is so important toDarllenwch fwy

Science and Faith lectures at Liverpool Cathedral – May 2023

Religion, values and ethics (RVE) specialists as well as science specialists may be interested in attending the free Gilbert Scott Lectures on Science and Faith at Liverpool Cathedral held in May 2023. All the lectures take place in the Lady Chapel (7.30 – 9pm) – Dates and speakers are listed below: 10 May 2023 IslamDarllenwch fwy

National RVE professional learning resources published on Hwb

The first national RVE professional learning resources have been published on the Welsh Government Hwb. They have been created by practitioners in Wales as part of a collaboration between the Welsh Government and the Wales Association of SACREs (WASACRE). The resources are intended to: ‘support practitioners with the changes to RVE (formerly Religious Education), withinDarllenwch fwy

Wales: Catholic school pupils much more diverse than national average – new data published

The Catholic Education Service (CES) has reported that their 2022 annual census of Catholic schools has shown that learners in Catholic schools in Wales are ‘much more diverse than the national average.’ Catholic schools comprise 6% of the national total of maintained schools in Wales. The main headlines derived from these data have been publishedDarllenwch fwy

Beth all Cyfrifiad 2021 ei Ddweud wrthym Mewn Gwirionedd am Gyfansoddiad Crefyddol Cymru a Lloegr?

Many of us are currently trying to make sense of the recently published 2021 census data concerning the religion question. An article in the latest edition of Challenging Religious Issues (19) has been written to help teachers and learners think through some key questions. ‘What can the 2021 Census Really Tell us about the ReligiousDarllenwch fwy

Digwyddiad hyfforddi CGM am ddim i ymarferwyr Cynradd yn Wrecsam

In collaboration with Wrexham local authority, the St Giles’ RE Centre is hosting a Primary RVE planning day on Wednesday, 29 March 2023. The event will take place at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Wrexham and will be fully funded by the Centre, so it is completely free for Wrexham schools. Refreshments will be available throughDarllenwch fwy