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 accurately reflect the reality of commissioners’ work. Religious Education is a subject that encompasses a diverse range of disciplinary approaches. In our draft National Entitlement for RE, published last September as part of our Interim Report “Religious Education For All”, we made clear our belief that “as part of a balanced programme … it is expected that pupils will … experience a range of approaches to the study of religions (e.g. phenomenology, philosophy, sociology, textual studies, [and] theology)” (page 9). We fully recognise that these, and other, different disciplinary approaches offer different advantages to the RE classroom and that pupils benefit from this diversity. We stand opposed to any attempt to champion one disciplinary approach within RE to the exclusion of all others.