Resource: God | Listening to young people talking … about belief in God.
Listening to young people talking … about belief in God.
Listening to young people talking is an online interactive database from NATRE of young people’s responses to 13 religious and spiritual questions. Question 6 relates to beliefs about God; the six principal religions, other religions and non-religious worldviews are represented. Students can interrogate the database and also add their own thoughts to the questions. This is a fully moderated resource.
a) Provide students with access to the database and ask them to search the database for the religion they are studying. From the list of questions they should choose ‘God is like ...’. How do the ideas they find compare with their own ideas or the idea of others in the class / group?
b) Ask students to submit their own response to the same question
For more ideas:
Developing Secondary RE: Questions about God, ed Rosemary Rivett, is a 32-page book of classroom activities focusing on: believing in God; the problem of evil and suffering; God and gender; How religions describe God (Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism); the Design Argument; religious experience; Buddhist perspectives . This publication is available online from RE Today; further details are available here.