“Diversity is the hardest thing for a society to live with, but the most dangerous thing for a society to be without” - William Sloan Coffin Jnr
It is our firm belief that in order to understand the world, you need to understand religion. Religion is so intertwined in our history, society and culture. Through a variety of teaching strategies, study of diverse world views and current issues, we enable students to understanding what’s going on in the world and break it down so they can make sense of it.
Learning about different faiths, cultures and lifestyles is one of the many lessons that Religious Education offers. In fact, no other subject provides the same opportunity to learn about different communities from around the world. The Religious Education curriculum at The King’s gives students a chance to develop an understanding of different cultures and an empathy for people from all walks of life. In addition to learning about beliefs and practices of the six main world religions, students consider the many possible answers to life’s ‘bigger questions’ such as ‘Why are we here?’ ‘Is there life after death?’ and ‘Why is there evil in the world?’
Later, as their knowledge develops, students are encouraged to address ethical and moral issues such as ‘Should we be able to choose when we die?’ and ‘Is there ever a ‘just’ war?’