Exceedingly important issues, both for the religions and for education, intersect in religious education. The serious exploration of them can only benefit all who are concerned, whether as religionist, educator or student. All religious traditions are seen as ‘what humans do’, and the truth they may bear is seen as the truth claimed by their adherents, probably different from that claimed by other religionists only because of cultural differences. It is often claimed that distancing religious truth as truth for some distant group preserves the freedom of students. The truth of religious traditions is interwoven with the whole personal and societal life in the world of their adherents as well as in their understanding, and so must be approached by all the means appropriate to such inter-weavings.