What does Jesus commandment to ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’ mean today, in a globalised culture?
RE with Soul resources support Primary and Secondary schools in using enquiry-based learning pathways and overseas Companion Links to explore this question from a global perspective, within RE and Citizenship respectively.
The overall aim is to inspire schools, local and overseas church communities in learning from one another, as they journey together in exploring what loving your neighbour can mean, both locally and globally.
Overseas Companion Links enabling Global RE and Citizenship
RE with Soul offers an accessible model and resources developed in partnership with schools and churches drawing upon the Diocese of London’s overseas Companion Link with Mozambique and Angola: ALMA (Angola London Mozambique Association). Each unit and activity has been designed to be adapted for use by any school and local church in engaging with their own overseas companions in inspiring, practical and sustainable ways.
Complementing Understanding Christianity
RE with Soul units reflect the Understanding Christianity elements: TEXT, IMPACT and CONNECTIONS. Each RE with Soul Primary unit can be used to complement themes covered in learning activities within selected Understanding Christianity units,to bring a global perspective to RE teaching and learning.
Click here to read more and to download documents that detail RE with Soul Primary RE Units and Secondary Reflections that link to specific units and activities within ‘Understanding Christianity’.
Supporting SIAMS and Global Neighbours Accreditation Scheme
RE with Soul supports SIAMS priorities in the areas of ‘Courageous Advocacy and community building. RE with Soul learning encourages school communities to explore and actively engage in their local churches overseas Companion Links as a way to encourage pupils and staff to participate in social action and to become courageous advocates for change in their local, national and global communities.
Click here to read more about SIAMS priorities and Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours initiative.
Click here to learn more about ALMA and to explore the ALMA website