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RE vital to healthy society

RE vital to healthy societyReligious Education is vital to a healthy society that teaches children core values, church leaders and RE experts argued this week as GCSE results showed an 8 per cent fall* in numbers taking the short course version of the subject following its exclusion from the EBacc, in contrast to a 17 per cent increase* in pupils taking the full course they would have begun before the EBacc was introduced.

Food for thought this Creationtime

Food for thought this CreationtimeThe Bishop of London is encouraging churches to celebrate the season of Creationtime (1 September – 4 October) by focusing on the role of food in God’s creation and everyday lives, a subject reflected in the latest Church of England podcast.

RE 'A' Level results - statement from RE Council

RE 'A' Level results - statement from RE CouncilStatement from the RE Council for the publication of 2011 A Level results. This year 18,463 students sat the A Level RS examination in England –increases of 4.3% on the previous year and 31.2% since 2005.

Church responds to the unrest

Church responds to the unrestStatements and updates from the dioceses

A Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

A Prayer for Peace in Our CommunitiesChurch publishes prayer for peace in our communities, www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/topical-prayers.aspx#peace

Bishop to lead pilgrimage on Twitter

Bishop to lead pilgrimage on TwitterEnjoying a refreshing pilgrimage has never been more accessible or affordable, as the Bishop of Oxford issues an invitation to join him on pilgrimage via ‘tweets’ on the Twitter website.

Summer holiday Bible reading as Sir Cliff gets on board

Summer holiday Bible reading as Sir Cliff gets on boardChurchgoers are being encouraged by Sir Cliff Richard to make the most of their summer holiday by recording their favourite Bible chapter on the beach …. as part of the King James Bible Trust YouTube project.