The Spirited Arts competitors, supported by the charity established in reminiscence of the deceased Batley and Spen MP, invited this yr’s contributors to develop a inventive response to Jo Cox’s 2015 quote: “we’re rather more united and have rather more in widespread than what divides us”.
MP Batley and Spen Kim Leadbeatersister of the late Ms Cox, mentioned: “It’s heartwarming to see the phrases of my sister, Jo Cox, proceed to resonate and encourage younger individuals.
“She believed passionately in robust communities the place individuals of all faiths and none can discover connection by means of shared values of compassion and mutual respect, and artwork is a strong solution to categorical and talk all that. that we’ve got in widespread.
“The rising variety of entries for this competitors speaks volumes in regards to the significance of faith and worldviews to younger individuals who, within the age of consumerism and know-how, are clearly nonetheless fascinated by the large questions of life and keen to grasp their very own private worldview.
“These glorious entries within the competitors play an important function in highlighting the significance of fine non secular schooling in schooling, society and the office.
“Congratulations to everybody who took half on this highly effective competitors.”
The competitors, created and run by the Nationwide Affiliation of Lecturers of Non secular Schooling (NATRE) – the topic lecturers’ affiliation for RE professionals – attracts 1000’s of entries from nations all over the world every year.
Younger individuals are invited to develop artworks that discover vital matters associated to faith and worldviews, starting from the existence of God to local weather change and human division.
Fiona Moss, Govt Director of NATRE, mentioned, “The matters and questions that contributors discover are sometimes addressed day-after-day within the classroom in non secular schooling lessons.
“These are the large questions in life, those that form how we see the world and the way others see it.
“The truth that so many younger individuals wish to discover these themes by means of Spirited Arts reveals how vital these questions are and the way vital RE is for dwelling in at the moment’s globalized world.”
Entries at the moment are open for the Spirited Arts 2023 competitors.
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