RE teaching and learning through local and global school and church partnerships
What does Jesus commandment to ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself’ mean today, in a globalized culture?
RE with Soul resources support Primary and Secondary schools in using enquiry-based learning pathways and global links to explore this question, within RE, Citizenship and PSHCE.
Schools via their local churches have established local and overseas learning and exchange partnerships, for example between the UK and Mozambique, through ALMA, the Diocese of London’s overseas mission link (Diocesan Companion). Churches are able to contribute more substantially to RE Enquiry learning and citizenship in schools; and schools can draw creatively upon churches’ overseas mission links.
The new SIAMS schedule encourages schools to engage with their local churches overseas links (Diocesan Companion) to help develop courageous advocacy and build community. This resource offers an accessible model and a series of resources that are designed to be adapted for use by all schools and churches.
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.
RE with Soul supports SMSC, positively impacts school ethos and values, and benefits wider community relationships.