Religious Education APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To provide a medium through which parliamentarians and organisations with an interest in religious education can discuss the current provision of religious education, press for continuous improvement, promote public understanding and advocate rigorous education for every young person in religious and non-religious world views.

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Recent Documents related to Religious Education

1. Commission on Religious Education, Religion and Worldviews: The Way Forward
13/12/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Smith | 13 December 2018 Commission on Religious Education, Religion and Worldviews: The Way Forward

2. HL Bill 56 (as introduced)
23/01/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: HL Bill 5658/1 Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL]CONTENTS1Entitlement to spiritual, moral, soci al and

3. Religious education in local-authority-maintained schools
28/10/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: Religious education in local-authority-maintained schools - GOV.UK

4. Catholic Education Service - written evidence
11/09/2018 - Inquiry: Fourth Industrial Revolution - Education Committee
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Found: evidence - Catholic Education ServiceFIR0003Written evidence submitted by the Catholic Education Service (CES)  Executive

5. Faith Schools: FAQs
06/06/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: repeal 6 2.2 What can faith schools teach in Religious Education? 6 Local authority maintained secondary schools

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Religious Education

1. Religious Education
17/12/2018 - Grand Committee

1: made of the report by the Commission on Religious Education Religion and Worldviews: the way forward - Speech Link
2: substantial piece of work on the issue of religious education in our country since the 1970s. There was - Speech Link

2. Relationships and Sex Education
25/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: e-petition 235053 relating to relationship and sex education.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: long way, but does she not agree that inclusive education on sexuality and all kinds of families is vital - Speech Link
3: relationships education, and all maintained secondary schools to teach relationships and sex education. Importantly - Speech Link

3. China’s Policy on its Uighur Population
11/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: recent years, a vast network of so-called re-education centres has emerged. The first of these detention - Speech Link
2: undertake peaceful protest, human rights activism and religious practice without fear of the Chinese state coming - Speech Link
3: justify the systematic persecution of ethnic or religious groups, in this case the persecution of Muslims - Speech Link

4. Public Holidays on Religious Occasions
29/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: 221860 relating to holding public holidays on religious occasions.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

5. Nigeria
28/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, was in Nigeria. On a single day during - Speech Link
2: course complex but include environmental reasons, religious motivation, terrorism and poor security services - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Religious Education
1. Religious Freedom
asked by: Zarah Sultana
... what support his Department provides to projects (a) with and (b) for religious communities facing discrimination throughout the world.

2. Religious Freedom
asked by: Baroness Whitaker
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consistency with which the term “freedom of religion or belief” is used in their publications instead of “religious freedom”; and what steps they will take to ensure that only the term “freedom of religion or belief” is used.

3. Religious Freedom
asked by: Laurence Robertson
... what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts throughout the world on the protection of religious freedoms in their countries; and if he will make a statement.

4. Religious Hatred
asked by: Naz Shah
... what funding his Department allocates to the Government adviser on (a) Antisemitism and (b) Islamophobia; and how many members of staff does each adviser have to support their work.

5. Religious Freedom
asked by: Jim Shannon
... Eritrea and Pakistan.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 8th November 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Fiona Bruce MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7042.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Religious Education APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Religious Education APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Burrowes Portrait
David Burrowes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Enfield, Southgate
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships