the Verge HRT - The Harassed Religion Teacher
teacher letting off steam!
Way (film) - Study Guide for RE
A study guide to the film The Way (2010) starring Martin Sheen.
Useful clips are identified.
Scholl: The Final Days (Film) - Study Guide for RE
A guide to using the film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days in the classroom.
Gods and Men (Film) - Study Guide for RE
An article that identifies various clips in the film Of Gods and
Men that are useful for teaching a variety of themes in RE.
A review by Pamela Hardesty of religious elements in the work of
artist Hughie O'Donoghue
Resources for Holy Week and Easter
Arts resources, including music, poems, video clips, useful for
Religion teachers covering Holy Week and Easter
Resources for Advent and Christmas
A look at various arts resources that can be used in classroom through
Advent, Christmas and the new year.
Themes in Prison Break
A review of religious themes in popular TV drama series Prison
of God in Film and TV Drama
An approach for teaching about images of God in film and TV drama,
using a variety of practical examples, with film clips.
Search for Meaning in Poetry
Looking at the search for meaning in Leaving Certificate course
poetry, tying in with the Leaving Cert Religious Education syllabus.
Going - a Poem by Phillip Larkin
A short article on the poem Church Going by Phillip Larkin,
in which the poet, not apparently a believer, finds himself drawn,
nevertheless to visit churches.
Music DVDs in R.E. Class
on using music DVDs in Religion class, with plenty of examples.
in TV Series Lost
A review of the religious themes in hit TV drama series Lost.
A guide to some contemporary Christmas and Advent music. Time to
try something different!
Da Vinci Code
Breda O'Brien takes a wry look at some of the bizarre elements in
this best selling novel.
of the Rings and Evil
An article by Breda O'Brien that looks at the manifestation of evil
in Lord of the Rings and in contemporary society.
Art has the power to change minds and hearts, but it can at times
be offensive, even doownright blasphemous.
Conversion of Oscar Wilde
On the 150th anniversary of his birth, this article looks at the
relationship between the writer and hs faith.
of the Rings: The Achievement of a Christian Culture
occasion of the release of the third installment of Peter Jackson's
film trilogy of The Lord of the Rings Fr John Hogan looks
at some religious themes and cultural issues.
Life of Jesus on Film
A look at how Jesus has been portrayed on
film from 1898 to the present day.
in The X-Files
A review of the religious themes in this groundbreaking
Another series from X-Files creator
Chris Carter - plenty of spiritual themes, but with a darker mood.
Priests and a Truman
An essay on how priests are portrayed in the
films On the Waterfront, The Mission and The Field,
with a consideration of some spiritual themes in The Truman Show.