Religion Around Me
Edited by Joyce Mackley
It is sometimes easy to forget that religion is not so much about ideas and dogmas as about people and their beliefs. A book published by RE Today, the publication for the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education, provides ideas to encourage primary-age pupils to explore the personal aspect of religion, including interviews with children of different faiths.
The Art of Meditation
By Matthieu Ricard
Meditation has been hovering on the fringes of education for some years, and while there are some advocates, many remain sceptical that it will prove to be more than a fad. Ricard, a Buddhist monk whose previous book looked at how happiness was as much a skill to develop as an emotion, aims to explain what meditation is and what it can achieve, while also answering the "non-believers".