Why is RE important?

Why is RE important?

  • Issues of religion and belief frequently top the news agenda and RE helps make sense of them.
  • RE allows young people growing up in a diverse society to understand the views and opinions of people whose beliefs and values differ from their own.
  • RE provides space for young people to reflect on their own ideas and develop their thoughts about questions of meaning and ethics.

By having access to good RE in schools, young people are equipped to handle issues in their lives, preparing them for the workplace and adult life.