It is argued that the more ways an individual has of looking at the world, the richer that person’s life has the potential to become. Religious Education at Lanesborough gives boys the opportunity to look at the world through religion. They are encouraged to explore and reflect upon social, moral and philosophical experiences and raise questions about the meaning, purpose and value of life by exploring some of the answers given by religion.
We aim to give the boys an introduction to the study of Christianity and other major world religions. They learn about the main beliefs and practices of these religions and draw conclusions about their similarities and differences. An internal syllabus develops a broad knowledge and understanding of the main beliefs of the major world religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
Visits to places of worship and from outside speakers enhance the learning experience throughout the school. Discussion of themes, ethics and philosophy form an integral part of classroom practice in all years. Boys continue to consider their personal response to moral and religious issues as appropriate to their age and gain confidence in their own value and importance as an individual. In being able to discuss and bring their own experience to bear on an issue the boys gain a deeper understanding of the concepts involved and the beliefs and practices of those who live in the world with them.