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Breaking the Chain by Darren Richards

Book review

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This modern day parable, set in a prison, tells the story of two men Ken, an older and wiser man, and Josh, a young fiery character. Ken had a happy life. But then he found out a secret that changed everything. Now he is in […]

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Grace

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Christians believe in an all-powerful God who created the world and provides for people. He is also described in the Bible as a judge who will one day bring ultimate justice to the world and everyone in it. So this begs the question: how do […]

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Christians in Sport

All New Free Sports Mission Resource

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More than 10 million people play sport each week in the UK across 150,000 clubs and schools. Christians in Sport are passionate about providing high quality and relevant material to help in the running of such clubs. As such they are delighted to announce the launch of […]

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Generation Z

What are they thinking?

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In December 2016 YFC were continuing to ask how they could best relate in a relevant way to the new and highly connected generation. With this as a starting point the organisation commissioned a piece of research that explored more deeply what it meant to […]

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Crime and Punishment

What is a Christian view on Crime and Punishment?

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In this film Christians from many different backgrounds discuss from firsthand experience the key ethical issue of Crime and Punishment as well as exploring what impact their views have on their own lives.

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Fischy Music

Big Questions - resource

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Fischy Music is a charity that supports the emotional, social and spiritual well-being of primary age children. The charity has worked directly with children for many years and their resources are used in thousands of schools across the UK and beyond. Their work emphasises the uniqueness, […]

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Pray Day

What is it and how can your school get involved?

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Do you want to do something different as a focus for your collective worship? Do you want to involve your pupils in praying for your own and other schools? Is there a group in your school that would be interested in spending some time focused […]

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Jesus heals the 10 men with leprosy

The man who said thank you.

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One day Jesus came across ten men who were suffering from leprosy. Jesus healed all ten of the men but why did only one of the men return to say thank you? This modern retelling of the miracle is retold from the point of view […]

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Explore: transition

An exciting 48 hour residential for your primary students

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NEW from the team that brings you RE:quest – a brand new residential experience exploring transition themes with your Year 6 students. RE:quest, in partnership with Action Centres UK, present an exciting new 3-day residential experience which combines high-energy outdoor activity with fun interactive workshops […]

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Suffering –

Spotlight: How can a good God allow suffering?

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Where is God in the midst of pain and suffering? How can a good God allow bad things to happen? If God is all powerful, why doesn’t He just ‘fix’ everything and make the world a perfect place? These questions are perhaps the deepest and […]

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Christianity Basically – The Trinity

What does it mean for Christians to believe in the Trinity?

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Christians believe in the Trinity – that is, in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is important to realise that this does not mean that Christians believe in three gods – they do not. Christians believe in one God that has three parts. Christians […]

Relection

Euthanasia

Discover the views of three Christian Professionals

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What do the different terms mean? Euthanasia: The word comes from two Greek words meaning ‘Good death’. It usually refers to painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. Assisted suicide: Providing a seriously ill person with the […]

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In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

Christian professionals share their thoughts on IVF

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What is IVF? How can it help those longing for a baby? What are the ethical issues surrounding the process? Where does life begin? Hear how two Christian professionals respond to these questions in their work.

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Abortion – Reflections Remix

What are the issues surrounding abortion?

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When does life begin? Should an embryo be seen as a person? What ethical issues surround abortion? What care is available for couples struggling with an unwanted pregnancy? Watch the Reflections Remix film to discover the view of three medical professionals on these and other […]

Welcome Film

Welcome to RE:quest

Start here to find out about RE:Quest

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RE:quest is one of the largest online resources for teaching about Christianity for UK Schools. In the Summer of 2013, the web site was relaunched with a new design and new material. Watch this film to find out about some of the exciting changes that […]

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International Injustice Mission

Lesson plans on the issue of injustice

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International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global organisation that protects the poor from violence around the developing world. Although founded and headquartered in the US, IJM works on the front lines in 16 communities throughout Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia. IJM’s UK […]

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Explore: Residential

Adventures that are life changing

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The Explore Residential is a unique residential experience that combines exhilarating outdoor adventure activities with fun, high-energy workshops, giving students the opportunity to explore issues that are relevant to being a young person in the 21st century. Over the course of the 48-hour residential, students take part […]

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exploRE: the life of Jesus

A complete programme of study for 11-14 year olds

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This multi-media resource comprises 14 packed lesson plans and has been devised for use with 11 to 14 year olds as part of their Religious (and Moral) Education lessons. Each lesson encourages students to discover the person of Jesus Christ as recorded in the gospels and […]

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Explore Lesson plan – The Last Supper

Explore the events of Jesus' last meal with his disciples

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  This lesson plan looks in detail at the events known as ‘The Last Supper’. It considers the concept of sacrifice: Jesus’ sacrifice, celebrated on Good Friday and at other times in the year during communion services. It also invites students to consider the importance […]

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Contact Us

Get in touch with the RE:quest team

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RE:quest is a schools resource produced by British Youth for Christ. It provides a bank of source material to help children and young people learn about the Christian faith as part of Religious Education in British schools. We would love to hear your feedback on […]

Lat Blaylock Top Ten Tips

10 ways to feel more confident when you’re teaching RE

with Lat Blaylock

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Do you feel like RE is the weakest part of your week? Editor of RE Today, Lat Blaylock, shares his 10 top tips for being a more confident RE Teacher.

Easter-garden

Making an Easter Garden

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Making an Easter Garden is a fun and easy way to find out more about what happened at the first Easter and why it is so important to Christians. Watch this film to hear the Easter story and to find out how to make an […]

Zaccheus meets Jesus

What happens when Jesus visits a very greedy tax collector?

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Zaccheus meets Jesus

What happens when Jesus visits a very greedy tax collector?

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What is more important: to give or to receive? Is it better to take more than you should or to share all that you have? Find out what happened the day that Zacchaeus, a very greedy tax collector, met Jesus. How did he change from […]

Jesus

How would you describe Jesus?

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Jesus

How would you describe Jesus?

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In this short video Christians are asked to describe Jesus in one word.

Christingle

What is the significance of a Christingle

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Christingle

What is the significance of a Christingle

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Click here a ‘Make a Christingle’ Sheet The origins of Christingle services are unknown but the word means ‘Christ Light’ and celebrates Jesus coming as the light of the World to show people the way to God. The orange is round like the world. It […]

Infant Baptism

What happens during an infant baptism?

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Infant Baptism

What happens during an infant baptism?

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