THE fight to keep religious education on the list of key humanities subjects is backed by Andrew Miller.
The Ellesmere Port and Neston MP signed an Early Day Motion against Michael Gove's decision to omit RE from the list of key humanities subjects in the new English Baccalaureate.
He joins a host of celebrities, academics, church leaders and MPs who have already signed up to support RE.ACT agenda.
The aim of the campaign RE.ACT: putting religious education at the heart of humanities is to mobilise the Christian community to put pressure on education secretary Michael Gove MP to include GCSE RE in the English Baccalaureate curriculum.
Mr Miller joins more than 90,000 people who have joined the campaign UK wide. The drive encourages people to sign up to the petition online at www.reactcampaign.co.uk, and to write to their local MPs on Religious Education, asking them to not only support the Early Day Motion 1375- RE and the English Baccalaureate, but to put pressure on the Government to make RE an educational priority once again.
The campaign organised by Premier Christian Media includes prominent Christian voices including Rt. Revd John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, Professor Trevor Cooling, Bishop Dr Joe Aldred and Steve Clifford, general director, Evangelical Alliance and Nola Leach, chief executive of CARE.
Peter Kerridge, CEO of Premier Christian Media Group, said: “The campaign is gaining more supporters by the day. This is an issue that’s close to everyone’s heart, whether you’re a Christian, Muslim or Hindu, we need our kids to learn about their neighbours and squash this escalating cycle of religious illiteracy.”