In England SACRE stands for ‘Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education’. In Wales the SAC is the ‘Standing Advisory Council on Religion, Values and Ethics’. Every local authority in England and Wales has one of these committees. Their members advise on what school pupils should study in religious education lessons. But all too often, there is no-one in these groups to represent a humanist viewpoint, and consequently many young people never have the opportunity to learn about humanism.
You can make a difference here! If you’re willing to join your local SACRE/SAC you’ll be helping to ensure our young people are not prevented from learning that there are alternatives to organised religion as a way of living your life.
Does your local authority have a humanist representative on its SACRE/SAC? Check below to find out, and if it doesn’t why not consider becoming one?
If we are looking for a SACRE/SAC rep in your area, and you would like to volunteer, then please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org. If the SACRE where you live already has a humanist rep, there may be one nearby, particularly in metropolitan areas, which does have a vacancy. Where a SACRE is looking for a humanist rep they are sometimes prepared to consider someone who does not live in their area but would otherwise be suitable.
Please contact us before contacting the SACRE/SAC as sometimes places will have been filled recently though our map might not have been updated yet.
There is always a turnover of humanist reps on SACREs so if you would like to be considered for your local SACRE at some point in the future, get in touch and we will keep your details on file.
For more information about the role of SACRE/SAC rep, click here.
If you are a SACRE/SAC rep and we’ve not identified that on the map, please get in touch via email@example.com.