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Lovat, Terence – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The article will put the case for a robust theology to underpin religious education with potential to address contemporary matters in a way that genuinely informs and stimulates critical and self-reflective knowing. It will utilize a Habermasian frame of reference in constructing this argument. The article will then explore religious extremism,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Antisocial Behavior, Violence
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Ryan, Maurice – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This paper surveys and evaluates the contribution of Jules Isaac to the reorientation of relations between Christians and Jews. Jules Isaac, French educator, historian and bureaucrat committed his life to the repair of relations between Christians and Jews. He played a pivotal role in promoting consideration of Jews and Judaism at the Second…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Intergroup Relations, Christianity, Jews
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Horowski, Jaroslaw – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The article addresses questions about the conditions of education for forgiveness, analysing them in terms of philosophy of education. The first part provides a review of the philosophical discussion on forgiveness. Revolving around the essence and moral value of forgiving, it is a debate which offers no explanations as to why people decide to…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Religious Education, Justice, Teaching Methods
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Sakaranaho, Tuula – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Recent decades have witnessed a change in European governments' policies from benign neglect to active management of religious diversity, where Islam is often seen as the most challenging religion for the European social order. However, the ways in which this 'management' is justified and undertaken varies from country to country and depends on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Muslims, Public Education
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Jackson, Robert – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The article considers human rights and their relevance to an impartial and inclusive form of religious and world views education. Such a form of education is justified because of its intrinsic worth as part of a liberal education, and its instrumental value to the personal development of students and to their social development as members of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Civil Rights, World Views, International Organizations
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Hammer, Aina; Schanke, Åge J. – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Over the last 20 years, religious education in Norway has received massive public and academic attention, due in part to clashing opinions regarding the role of such education in a generally secular society. As a result, the subject's name and curricula have been changed or modified several times. Currently, the curricula for 'Knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Philosophy
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Rotar, Marius – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Religion has been taught in Romanian public schools since 1864, only discontinued during the communist regime. The decision of the Romanian Constitutional Court in November 2014, through which attending religion classes had to be confirmed through written request by parents or high school students aged 16 triggered fiery debates in the Romanian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Public Schools, Educational History
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Wilkinson, Jacqui; Francis, Leslie J.; McKenna, Ursula – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This study examines the associations between frequency of personal prayer, frequency of worship attendance and spiritual wellbeing among 468 students attending fourth, fifth and sixth classes within 18 Church of Ireland schools located in one diocese in the Republic of Ireland. Spiritual wellbeing is measured by a modified form of the Fisher…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Well Being, Elementary School Students
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Carswell, Margaret – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
In 2006 the Catholic Education Commission, Victoria, Australia, entered into an agreement with the Centre for Academic Teacher Training of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, to conduct research which would frame the identity structure of Victorian Catholic schools (Pollefeyt and Bouwens in Int Stud Cathol Educ…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Hermeneutics