Keeping Faith in Religious Education

by | Mar 3, 2016 | Schools

Promo for our live panel discussion on 14th March @8pm on ERB – the NCCA’s proposal to introduce a non-faith based approach to teaching religion in all primary schools.

Livestream – 14th March @ 8pm

On Monday 14th March at 8pm iCatholic will host a live panel discussion about a proposal to introduce Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics into the Primary School Curriculum otherwise known as ERB and Ethics. This undoubtedly presents very serious challenges for Catholic primary schools and for all faith schools.

ERB does not nurture the belief or practice of any one religion. Its secular approach is at odds with that of a Catholic school where the Catholic faith is embraced. A faith school is defined by its faith whereas the ERB proposal very clearly puts no faith in religion.  We can anticipate the difficulty for a Catholic child learning about religion in these two very, very different ways.

If the ERB proposal goes ahead unchecked, many believe that the identity and integrity of our faith schools will be seriously undermined.

Our livestream will be a chance to get to grips with this and other important issues arising from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) proposal

We hope to make our live panel discussion as interactive as possible with our viewers. Please send questions / comments to 

Please pass on the word to parents, teachers, Board of Management members, priests and principals.

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Consultation Process

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are conducting a public consultation about proposals for a curriculum in Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and Ethics.  The NCCA published a consultation paper in November 2015 and have invited submissions by March 30th.

Written submissions can be sent to:

Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics Consultation,
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment,
35 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2