We are a high-profile independent Commission with a remit to make recommendations designed to improve the quality and rigour of religious education, and its capacity to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain

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Last Meeting of the Commission

The last meeting of Commission on Religious Education took place on Friday 20 July in the Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey. This room was the setting for the meetings of the translators of the ...

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Commission on RE featured in the TES

It is positive that the work of the Commission on Religious Education has attracted the attention of the TES (“The Battle for the Soul of RE” – 17th March), although sadly the article does not ...

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Religion is a powerful force for good in our world, and the perversion of it a powerful force for evil. If our society and our world are to benefit from the good and to avoid the evil, it is vital that children develop religious literacy and come to understand religious perceptions and motivations. They need to learn about their own religious or non-religious beliefs and practices and attitudes and learn to respect those of their fellow human beings. So Religious Education is an important, but often underrated, part of the school curriculum. I look forward to exploring with my fellow commissioners the changes that will allow RE to play its proper part in the formation of young people who will contribute to the sum of human happiness.

The Very Rev Dr John Hall, Chair of the Commission on Religious Education