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Metso, Pekka – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The focus of this article is on parents' experiences with and perceptions of their children's religious education (RE). The data consist of letters from 41 parents of Finnish Orthodox children and youth. In the letters, the parents describe their understanding of minority religious upbringing and how it is affected by different factors like RE. RE…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Religious Education, Letters (Correspondence), Minority Groups
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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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Ubani, Martin – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe with examples what kind of challenges there are in the handling of religion in public school. This is done with case examples from interactions between teachers and Somali Muslim pupils and guardians in a school. The school is located in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and has 350 pupils in grades 1-6. The…
Descriptors: Public Education, Religion, Religious Factors, Muslims