New material for RE from Big Ideas

Big Ideas for Religious Education: is an approach to curriculum, teaching and learning used around the world was a key influence on the development of the Commission on Religious Education (CoRE) national entitlement has been developed by RE professionals with many years of experience at local and national level

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Material about Online workshop on “Longing for peace – Strategies for the RE classroom”

EFTRE Online Workshop – April 2022 Following discussions within the Executive Committee of EFTRE as to how best to respond to the conflict in Ukraine, two decisions were made.  The first was to issue a statement on the EFTRE website highlighting the importance of education in developing inter-religious and intercultural understanding, and affirming that “Peacebuilding,… More

White dove with a green leaves.

Online workshop on “Longing for peace – Strategies for the RE classroom”

Friday, 1st April 2022 at 4-5.30pm CET (3-4.30pm UK/IRE, 5-6.30pm FIN/GRE), on Zoom The current challenges arising from Ukraine are affecting all of us living and working in education across Europe. As religious education teachers, you might be wondering how to take up the topic in a sensible way in your classroom, how to talk… More

White dove with a green leaves.

A Statement from the Executive Committee of EFTRE on the Current Crisis in Europe

As an organisation involved in supporting inter-religious and intercultural understanding through education, the Executive Committee of EFTRE is very concerned about the challenges to peace and stability currently taking place in Ukraine.  We are deeply committed to European co-operation and want to express our full solidarity with all those who stand up for peace and reconciliation across… More

Chair’s Letter December 2021

As we approach the end of another challenging year, I am sure we are all looking forward to a better and brighter world in 2022! I am pleased to say that EFTRE is playing its part in this by launching its revised and improved website! It has a completely fresh look and also features our… More

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Conference Delay Statement

EFTRE very much regrets to announce that for obvious reasons relating to the pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone our triennial Conference, due to be held in Rome at the end of August next year, 2022. But this is simply a delay and NOT a cancellation! We are therefore rescheduling the Conference for… More

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ICCS and IV newsletter Dec 21 out now

ICCS together with its partner the IV hast just published the most recent issue of their common newsletter. In this rich edition you can learn more about a research project about Religious education and Covid-19, about an innovative Erasmus+ project about sustainability and spirituality and new approaches of a common Christian Religious Education in Germany.… More

Chair’s Letter October 2021

I realised recently that it is just over twenty years since I first became directly involved in the work of EFTRE! In the late summer of 2001, I travelled to Scotland to take part in the EFTRE Conference being held that year in Edinburgh. I seem to remember that I had been strongly attracted to… More

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Online Conference on storytelling and RE

You are interested in how to use storytelling for making a case for Religious Education? Within the framework of the Cooperating Group on Religion in Education (CoGREE), the two EFTRE executive members Lesley Prior and Bianca Kappelhoff, recently co-organised an event series about exactly this topic:   “Let’s tell our stories – the positive impact of… More

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Topic of 2022 EFTRE Conference announced

A year before the event, the EFTRE Executive has now taken a decision about the theme of next conference. From 25-28th August 2022, colleagues from the RE community all around Europe are invited to Rome to work together on the theme “Bridges Over Troubled Waters – RE in Changing Times”. The idea is to focus on how children… More


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