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The place of scripture and sacred texts in contemporary Religious Education

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The place of scripture and sacred texts in contemporary Religious Education

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Event date: Tuesday 21st March, 9:30am to Wednesday 22nd March, 5:00pm

Location: Heythrop College, University of London

A two-day conference on the place of scripture and sacred texts in contemporary Religious Education (in the British Isles)

 

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Things are changing for RE in schools. New examinations specifications are triggering fresh debates about what ought to be the place of Scripture and sacred texts in RE lessons.
This conference provides an exceptional opportunity to engage in one of the most important debates in religious education – namely what role scripture and sacred texts should play within the religious education curriculum.  The conference brings together experts in education and in the sacred texts to examine the case for the increased focus on scripture within all religious education.

The renewed focus on Religious Literacy in RE makes it essential that greater prominence is given to sacred texts and scripture within RE lessons.  There is a growing need to appreciate how a working knowledge of scripture, in Christian and other religious traditions, informs the sense of identity essential for religious engagement within and across interfaith and secular life.

Confirmed speakers: Dr Bob Bowie, Professor Susan Doherty, Professor Stephen McKinney, Dr Charlotte Naylor-Davis, Dr Jonathan Norton, Dr Sean Ryan, Dr Farid Panjwani

Call for papers:
Submissions to present short papers (15-20 minutes) are invited on the conference theme of what ought to be the place of sacred texts in contemporary religious education. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted to Dr Sean Whittle ( s.whittle@heythrop.ac.uk) by 31st January 2017

Conference organisers: Dr Jonathan Norton and Dr Sean Whittle, Heythrop College, University of London.

Contact Name: Dr Sean Whittle
Contact Email: s.whittle@heythrop.ac.uk