Links

This page includes links to websites about different faiths and resources for teaching RE. If you'd like to suggest a site to add to the list, please email us. We particularly value recommendations from faith groups for sites that reflect their faith well.


Local and national inter faith work

Federation of RE Centres holds information on all Faith Centres throughout the country.

Nottingham Inter Faith Council builds relations between people of different faiths and beliefs in the Greater Nottingham area.

The Inter Faith Network for the UK works to build good relations between the communities of all the major faiths in Britain. It links over 90 member bodies, including the major faith communities and inter faith organisations. The site has information about the Network's projects and useful publications.

 


Multi-faith sites

Holidays Around the World

RE Online
This is a good place to start looking. It includes loads of links to resources, government info, etc. Produced by the Culham Institute, a publisher of RE resources.

BBC.co.uk
Nice site with information about the history and beliefs of all the major religions, with extras like an interactive calendar of festivals, quizzes and e-cards to send to friends.

BBC Leicester
Clever 360 degree views of places of worship in Leicester that allow you to rotate the viewpoint and zoom in and out. Cathedral, Jain centre, mosque and Hindu temple.

Topmarks
A gateway to education-related sites on a wide range of subjects. Clicking the Religious Studies link generates a list of nearly 100 sites you can visit.

Holidays.net
Info about a range of holidays - about half are religious, majoring on Judaism but including some Christian ones and Ramadan. Has some attractive graphics - but also rather a lot of adverts.

Beth Shalom
In September 1995, Beth Shalom (House of Peace), Britain's first dedicated Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre, was opened on the edge of Sherwood Forest in North Nottinghamshire.


Baha'i

The Baha'i World
The international website of the Baha'i faith. Plenty of info about what Baha'is believe and do.

The Baha'i Community of the United Kingdom
A more limited site. Includes links to local Baha'i communities in Gedling and Nottingham.

 


Buddhism

Clear Vision
DVD and online interactive resources made by UK Buddhists for the classroom.

BuddhaNet
A portal for all sorts of Buddhism resources, from text  info to audio files and photo-essays to crosswords and comics!

The Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
A worldwide organisation which “seeks to create all of the conditions needed for the effective practice of Buddhism in modern society”. It has a simple introduction to basic Buddhist ideas and practices, and the FWBO Online link tells you how to get educational resources.

Nottingham Buddhist Centre
A local Buddhist community linked to the FWBO (above), with premises in the centre of Nottingham. The site has background info about Buddhism and details of upcoming courses on meditation etc.

Dharmanet
More of a listings resource for Buddhists than an educational resource. Currently facing questions about its future.

 


Christianity

William Booth Museum
Where William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army was born in Nottingham.

Time Travelling
Time Travelling is an educational pilgrimage to Southwell Minster for primary school children. The event opens up aspects of the Christian faith through interactive workshops and is run and led by the education officers and team of volunteers.

Dawn Book Supply
The Dawn Book Supply is a non-profit making charity which publishes and distributes Christian books, Bible study, preaching and teaching material on behalf of the Dawn Fellowship of the Christadelphians.

St Peter's Church Nottingham
Anglican Church in Nottingham city centre. "It has been a place of worship since the eleventh century and today it continues to offer its tradition of worship and opportunities for prayer, peace, reflection and hospitality."

St Mary's Nottingham
"Welcome to the Civic and Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, situated in the heart of Nottingham's historic lace market."

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
Site of Christian pilgrimage in Norfolk, with education department.

Taize
Ecumenical, international community founded in 1940, in Taize, France.

The Stapleford Centre
The Stapleford Centre is an independent Christian education organisation whose aim is to be a transforming Christian influence in education. For over 25 years, it has been a pioneer in developing thinking about, training in, and producing resources to support a Christian world view in all areas of education.


Hinduism

HinduNet
A portal to many aspects of Hindu life, including news items, events, links to temples around the world, Vedic astrology, etc.

Bhagavad Gita
A site devoted to this important Hindu scripture. It breaks it down into chapters and verses, with the original Sanskrit, the translation, and RealAudio downloads of the Sanskrit and translations into various languages.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness
This is the UK branch. The Education section has guidance for teaching about Hinduism, and you can order resources.

Online Hindi Prayers (Chalisas)Hindi prayers, chants, and mantras often recited to the Hindu deities for understanding, wisdom, health, inner-strength, and other desirable benefits. Includes English and Hindi pronunciations of Hanuman chalisa, Ganesh, Santoshi, Shiv, Ram, and others.

 

Avesha Presentations
Hinduism workshops for schools.

 


Islam

The Muslim Council of Britain
An independent accord of mosques formed to promote and improve the future of Muslims in Britain.

The Karimia Institute
Based in Nottingham, "a centre for worship, education, training and self-development. The scope and variety of its activities are focussed on bringing about spiritual reawakening of the individual."

 


Judaism

Nottingham Synagogue
A Visit the Nottingham Hebrew Congregation Website

Torah Tots
A US site aimed at children, with lots of cartoon characters, jolly tunes, and games to teach them about Jewish beliefs, holidays, etc.

Jewish Education Bureau
T he Jewish Education Bureau is a resource for learning more about Judaism and Jews in today's society. Founded in 1974 by Rabbi Douglas Charing, the JEB offers a range of courses, lectures, books and school visits.


Sikhism

National Sikh Museum
A Based in Derby, the National Sikh Heritage Cetnre & Holocaust Museum.

SikhNet
A portal to a range of information related to the lives of Sikhs, though it seems to focus on issues in the USA.



Other faiths


Useful Examination Sites

RevisionWorld
A free to use resource for pupils, parents and teachers helping them with GCSE's, AS and A2 levels.

 


General

The Vine
The Vine Community Centre serves the people of Hyson Green, Forest Fields and New Basford. They are open to all regardless of faith, culture or background.

HeartSmart
HeartSmart is a creative new approach that primary schools use to build character, emotional health and resilience in children, to improve mental health, relationships and academic achievement. HeartSmart is delivered through the PSHE curriculum and helps to create a culture within the school and community where people know that they are loved and are able to build loving relationships

Saltmine Trust
Part of registered charity Saltmine Trust, Saltmine Theatre Company is a professional touring theatre company with a Christian ethos. Each year the company works with about 300 primary and secondary schools and performs to over 54,000 pupils across the British Isles, using innovative storytelling and interactive workshops to explore issues, share God’s story and encourage young people to make considered and positive life choices.

Supported by The Vine Community Centre, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham Inter Faith Council