Research for RE


The Trust is committed to enabling Religion and Worldviews professionals to be research aware, research informed and research active. ResearchforRE is a place where researchers can post relevant religion and worldviews research making it available to all. In 2021, this site will be moving into RE:ONLINE to make it even more accessible. We will be providing a research library, as well as vlogs, blogs and features about how research makes a difference in the classroom.

You can also find a collection of resources from the RExChange Conference that was held in October 2020. This event brought together the concept of exchange with the Culham St Gabriel’s and Templeton World Charity Foundation Research7 funded projects. In light of the Commission on RE report (2018) and wider educational discourse, there has been an increased desire within the RE professional community to root classroom practice in research. The conference sought to enhance this paradigm shift seeking to become a pivotal moment within the RE Community for researcher- practitioner collaboration. The RExChange Festival took place in Autumn 2020 and included pre-recorded films, a one-day virtual conference, #REchatUk event, virtual regional events and seminars.

All pre-recorded material is available on the RExChange Vimeo channel

Some presenters have made their PowerPoints and other materials freely available. These are available on RE:ONLINE

‘In Conversation’ with researcher event recordings are also available on RE:ONLINE


Over recent years, the Trust has funded a number of research projects which are of particular importance to the religion and worldviews community. You can read more about some of these here. In addition, the following research projects funded by the Trust as still ongoing:

Me, myself and I Consultancy: Emergent Technologies and RE.

University of Huddersfield: RE teachers’ engagement with research

University of Exeter: RE teachers’ engagement with research