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Lack of good religious education ‘leaves pupils at risk’

Lack of good religious education ‘leaves pupils at risk’

Do different religions have separate heavens? Where do morals come from? What is the difference between Jesus in the Bible and in other scriptures?

These are just some of the questions the Religious Education Council of England and Wales (REC) says that secondary school pupils grapple with on a regular basis.

But the REC is warning that a shortage of religious education teachers could contribute to religious stereotyping and discrimination, leaving pupils at risk of becoming ignorant, or bigoted.

It says high quality specialist teaching about all faiths, beliefs and world views is essential in a diverse society and is launching a campaign to try to attract more teachers into the profession.

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