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All Party Parliamentary Group on RE
Aims Print E-mail
  • Promote the highest possible standards of religious education in schools, colleges, universities and academies.

  • Press for continuous improvement in religious education.
  • Promote a clear, positive image, and public understanding of religious education.
  • Advocate that every young person experiences a personally inspiring and academically rigorous education in religious and non-religious worldviews
Members Print E-mail

The following MPs and peers have agreed to become members of the APPG on RE: 

Stephen Lloyd (Chair)

Baroness Brinton (Vice Chair)

Fiona Bruce (Vice Chair)

Mike Crockart (Vice Chair)

Mary Glindon (Vice Chair)

Write to your MP Print E-mail

If you would like to invite your MP to support the aims of the APPG by joining the group, you may use this sample letter when writing to them.

Cross-party support for excellent RE Print E-mail

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Religious Education was launched on Monday, 11th June. The inaugural meeting was held in Dining Room A at the House of Commons and was followed by an informal reception.

The aim for the group, for which the REC provides the secretariat, is to provide a medium through which MPs, peers and organisations with an interest in religious education can discuss provision of the subject, promote a clear positive image of RE and advocate that all young people receive excellent RE teaching. Stephen Lloyd MP, now the group's Chair, reiterated the importance of this in his opening remarks after conducting the formal business of the meeting, which established the executive for the APPG. "Rest assured," he said, "that you have the support of many, many different parliamentarians from both houses across the whole political party spectrum, broadly speaking because, like me, they recognise that the teaching of RE in schools by trained, experienced RE teachers has a real and profound significance going forward."


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