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Former fashion editor helps students explore animal rights

Former fashion editor helps students explore animal rights

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 12:11

Bel Jacobs, former fashion editor for London's Metro newspaper, visited St John Bosco College, Battersea, last week to speak to A-Level Philosophy and Ethics students about the rights of animals.

Head of RE, Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB, said, "Looking at whether animals have any rights at all is covered in the syllabus, but the textbook approach is rather dry and so we thought we would ask Ms Jacobs to come... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Theological Virtues in Real Time

Theological Virtues in Real Time

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:17

A look back at his first teaching job interview prompts Michael Bennett to consider how Catholic teachers are called to live the values of the Gospel.

On a rainy Thursday evening in 1998, I was appointed to my first teaching job. The interview started at 7:00 pm. There were no children in the school. The three candidates were given the ubiquitous tour of the school. Dressed in our graduation suits,... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

Holocaust Education expert writing new book on Salesians of Auschwitz

Holocaust Education expert writing new book on Salesians of Auschwitz

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:43

Over the past year, Dr Alasdair Richardson, a specialist in Holocaust Education, has been researching the lives of the 22 Salesian priests who were sent to Auschwitz during the Second World War, for a new book to be published in January 2021 by Don Bosco Publications.

Alasdair, Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester's Institute of Education, has many years of experience in Religious Education,... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Saints, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

'Working for the Rat Race'?

'Working for the Rat Race'?

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:18

Revisiting the music of his youth, Catholic teacher Mike found himself looking again at the true value of religious education, to which he's dedicated a significant part of his life. (Photo: Joseph Pearson on Unsplash)

Since 1980, when I was seven years of age, I have had an interest in 60's popular culture. Being born and raised in Liverpool means that The Beatles and the Mersey Beat groups have always... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

RE students explore common ground between faiths in online workshop

RE students explore common ground between faiths in online workshop

Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:05

On Tuesday 29 September, the RE department at St John Bosco College, Battersea, had our first on-line workshop during these pandemic days. A group of Year 7 students were shown how to use Arabic calligraphy to write passages from the Bible. The session was run by Caabu (Council for Arab-British Understanding) and focussed on the common ground of the three monotheistic faiths of Christianity, Islam,... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Religious education, Salesians of Don Bosco. Salesian Schools

The transformative power of Religious Education

The transformative power of Religious Education

Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020 09:14

This week, Catholic teacher Mike Bennett shares his experience of how the study of religion can transform young people - if it's done in the right way. (Photo: Shutterstock)

I am a bit of a geek! A 'Theo-geek'! I fell in love with theology when a young and brilliant RE teacher broke open the scriptures to me when I was in Year 12. This generous lady truly taught me who Christ was. She made the Jesus... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco