Creating Character: Compassion, Service and Community

This creative arts-based Barnabas RE Day offers a range of ways for primary-aged pupils to engage with the important values of compassion, service and community. It also supplies strategies and exercises focussed on building character.

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Baha’i Centenary

Bahá’ís all over the world are commemorating 200 years since the birth of the faith’s founder, Bahá’u’lláh, in 1817.

The celebration itself takes place on 21-22 October 2017. Schools across the UK have the opportunity to invite visitors from their local Bahá’í community to present assemblies and classroom sessions about Bahá’u’lláh, his life and teachings. We also hope that teachers and pupils will feel inspired to research the background to this exciting event, and carry out extension activities, both before and after this date.

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The Abrahamic Faiths ~ Interactive Comparative Tool

Explore this interactive comparative guide created by the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia. An interactive comparative collection of information on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Ensure your browser has multimedia settings enabled if you having any difficulty viewing the site JCM-iSITE.


You can also download this interactive guide in PDF Format.




Victorian (VCE) Resources

VCE Texts and Traditions

Scope of study

The study of VCE Texts and Traditions considers the place and meaning of sacred texts within their religious traditions. In an attempt to understand the intended meaning of the texts, the study focuses on the original contexts of sacred texts and examines their literary characteristics. The study encompasses texts from the Christian, Islamic and Jewish traditions.

A range of methods exists for interpreting sacred texts and exploring their intended meaning. VCE Texts and Traditions focuses on sociocultural, historical and literary methods of criticism. The process of searching for, and giving expression to, the meaning of sacred text is called exegesis.

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Australian Catholics: Resources by Curriculum Topic

For more than 20 years, Australian Catholics has been helping bring faith to life in Catholic schools and parish communities. Our print publication and online resources explore Catholicism in today’s world, helping schools deepen and extend their faith formation activities.

Resources by Curriculum Topic has four areas: Faith and spirituality, Living a Christian life, Social justice and the environment and The Church and the Community. Click to visit Resources by Curriculum Topic

CathFamily Resources

CathFamily is an initiative of the Parish & Marriage Resource Centre (PMRC) Australia. CathFamily has an interesting enews archive made up of back issues of their emagazine with resources on Sunday readings, Year A,B,C, etc, rituals and recipes. Visit the enews archive here.

The Conversation: Religion in Australian schools: an historical and contemporary debate

Emma Rowe, Deakin University

In a nation that is increasingly secular, religion still plays a vital role in the way we run our country. In this series, we examine the role of religion in Australian politics and education.

Australia maintains one of the highest concentrations of religious schools compared to other OECD countries. This proportion fits with the higher proportion of students who are enrolled in private schools in Australia.

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