Religious and Moral Education

  Our aims are:

– To provide a forum within BERA for researchers of Religious Education and Moral Education in which to share their research and exchange ideas

– To raise the profile of issues that relate to Religious and Moral Education within the British Educational Research Association and the academy more generally

– To encourage recognition and discussion of research in these areas through the annual conference and by hosting seminars and encouraging research papers within BERJ and other journals

Religious and moral education are significant areas of the curriculum and contribute to school life in a variety of ways but they are often neglected within the wider educational community. The development of religious schools, issues to do with religious identity and pluralism and the nature of moral education with schools all have a significant impact on the nature of schooling as well as the characteristics of the subjects themselves. The SIG will encourage the development of all issues to do with the nature of religious and moral education or the related question of religion and morals in education. It will support research and discussion that considers religious and moral issues from a variety of disciplines as well as international perspectives.

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In the Wake of Westminster…

28 March 2017 | Blog

In the wake of the Westminster Bridge attack (22/3/2017), teachers around the country face pupils’ questions and attempt to offer explanations that they, like everyone else, are unprepared for. Yet, their ability to create safe space for,... [...]

Faith, Social Justice and Race

18 May 2017 | Event

Online registration has now closed. If you want to attend this event, please email for details of how to register onsite. Learners and tutors experience of education differs according to who they are, what they have experienced... [...]

Pakistani boys’ education in Birmingham schools

9 October 2015 | Blog

Pakistani children make-up a quarter of Birmingham’s school population and will soon become its largest pupil ethnic group. A large number of them leave the local schools each year without the benchmark qualifications.The issue of ethnic... [...]

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