The Vivekenanda Centre in Wembley claims to be the largest single body involved in religious education on Hinduism in this country, preparing 200 candidates for public exams this year. Hinduism is available from most awarding bodies. The Hinduism for Schools website www. btinternet.comvivekenanda offers 14 pages based on the teachings of Swami Vivekenanda. Tel: 020 8902 0840 for courses and classes. More websites are www.hindunet.org www.hinduism-today.com www.historyofindia.com To arrange a isit to a temple (mandir) contact the National Council of Hindu Temples (UK) at Shree Sanatan Mandir, Weymouth Street,Leicester, LE4 6FP. Tel: 0116 266 1402.
A NEW website at www.retri.org.uk offers advice on training to be an RE teacher, jobs, a forum for exchanging views and a directory of 115 schools ready to help recruits to enrich their teaching. It has a link to the Teacher Training Agency site for more training details. Retri stands for RE Teacher Recruitment Initiative.