USA: Back to school: Five ways to cover the new academic year

Covid 19 class

School is back in session as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the U.S. Students are gearing up for another academic year while parents, school leaders and elected officials fight over pandemic politics, public health concerns, personal freedoms and contentious vaccine and masking policies. For some districts, the new school year is already shaping up to be a bumpy one as educators navigate COVID-19 outbreaks, temporary school closures and coronavirus culture wars. Religion also is in the mix. It’s a part of everything from the vaccine exemption requests to parent motivations and the very missions of the schools themselves.

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Research reveals British attitudes towards learning about religion and worldviews

students at examsIn summer 2021, Culham St Gabriel’s Trust commissioned research to understand more about public perception of an education in religion and worldviews. The results of the research have now been published and it confirms the importance of Religious Education with 64% of adults in the UK believe that an education in religion and worldviews is an important part of the school curriculum today.
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Human Values for Kids Free e-Books

Human Values for KidsThe Adventures in Human Values™ children’s books are based on simple, yet powerful stories centering on human values. Each book is beautifully illustrated and contains positive messages for kids to help them become heroes and change the world around them. The first four series of 9 books are available for reading.
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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

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Pope Francis has instituted a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday, 25 July 2021. Identifying with the more senior members of our society, he says “The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone!”

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Islamic Special Religious Education NSW

Islamic Special Religious Education NSWThe Islamic Council of NSW (ICNSW) delivers scripture classes to NSW Primary Schools. The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) provides delivery of Islamic scripture classes to Muslim students in NSW public high schools.
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Jewish SRE in NSW

Jewish SRE in NSWSpecial Religious Education (SRE), also known as ‘Scripture,’ is the Board of Jewish Education’s largest educational program across NSW government schools. Board of Jewish Education teachers travel to nearly 60 schools across NSW to teach foundational Jewish knowledge in once-a-week SRE classes which are provided for free by the Board.
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