Webinar III

Interfaith talks

How to lead effective interfaith discussions between your pupils

Thursday 25th September 2014 | 4.00pm–4.45pm (45 minutes)

Schools are increasingly becoming the few places where common values are promoted. On a day-to-day basis teachers are finding themselves dealing with diverse school environments – and with pupils who reflect a spectrum of different religious, cultural and political beliefs. Consequently, teachers play a critical role in arbitrating what’s right and wrong at a time when there is a renewed focus on encouraging respect and understanding between pupils. This webinar will cover:

  1. The key principles to use when managing sensitive discussions with pupils
  2. Risks and challenges: what makes interfaith dialogue potentially hard to manage
  3. Key insights and learning from experienced professionals working in religiously diverse school environments
  4. How Interfaith Explorers can be used as an effective interfaith discussion resource


Claire Clinton, Religious Education Advisor

Claire Clinton is an experienced teacher within EYFS, Primary and Secondary education. She has over 20 years of classroom experience, and 16 years of advisory work at a national and local level. Claire is presently the Religious Education Advisor for the London Borough of Newham for six years prior to which she was a RE consultant for the London Borough of Redbridge and Essex County Council.

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