• An Islamic Day in Preston

    An Islamic Day in Preston

    Year 1 and Year 3 undergraduates enjoyed spending a day in the Islamic community in Preston as part of their Module on Islam. We were able to once again benefit from the hospitality and wisdom of Waqaus Ali ot ThinkBrite.  The day began with an introduction and then a brief visit to see some of […]

  • Sufism: more than shariat

    Sufism: more than shariat

    As part of their Islam module, Year 1 and Year 3 undergraduates were visited by former student Kulsum Issa and Yunus Chasma in order to educate us about the spiritual movement of Sufism. Yunus explained the beliefs that Sufis have and the origins of the movement.  In many ways Sufism is like Islam taken to […]

  • BBC at Edge Hill

    BBC at Edge Hill

    Two members of the production team from BBC Religion and Ethics, Nick Holden Sim and Charlotte Hindle, recently came and spoke to Undergraduate Secondary RE students at Edge Hill. The BBC is making a series of 10 minute films for the Learning Zone for use in KS4 RE classes. The films will follow a group of six […]

  • Back with a Boost

    Back with a Boost

    Term has started early at Edge Hill, with our annual Subject Knowledge Booster Course. This course was originally funded by the TDA to help those with non-Theology or Religious Studies degrees enter RE PGCE courses.  We at Edge Hill found these courses to be so useful that we have continued them after the central funding […]

  • Love, Love, Love.

    Love, Love, Love.

    Yunus Chasma came to Edge Hill University to talk to Year 3 students about Sufism as both a journey and a destination.  He said that Sufism is ‘independent of any other religion’ and is a way of living and being. Students were introduced to the idea of Allah as the Beloved, and learnt about a […]

  • Islam and Spirituality at the Network Meeting

    Islam and Spirituality at the Network Meeting

    Almost a dozen Mentors, Lecturers and consultants were able to attend the RE Subject Network’s recent twilight session held at Byrchall High School. We were privileged to have the input of Emma Mcvittie who explained how her ME! resource was helping pupils develop spiritual literacy in both primary and secondary settings nationwide.  This was followed by a general discussion […]

  • Subject Knowledge gets a boost in Preston

    Subject Knowledge gets a boost in Preston

    Our 17 PGCE RE students have concluded their Subject Knowledge Booster Course with a visit to three places of worship in Preston. First stop was at the Gujarat Hindu Centre, where Biku Patel spoke about the history of the Gujarati Hindu community in Preston and told students about some of the practices that take place at the centre.  There […]

  • Islam in Preston

    Islam in Preston

    As part of their third year undergraduate module on Islam, students visited Preston to hear first hand what life was like for a Muslim in the UK in the 21st century.  In the morning the trainees visited Fulwood Academy where they were able to interview a number of young Muslim students.  They found the youngsters to have widely […]