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Brandes, Melissa Ann – Religious Education, 2018
Healthy adolescent spiritual development is being hindered both by U.S. culture, which demands conformity to unattainable standards, and by the failure of the Church to become relevant in the lives of young people. This article explores how the alternative religious community found at a Christian summer camp can lead to positive growth in the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Spiritual Development, Churches
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Procario-Foley, Carl B. – Religious Education, 2017
This article examines how the field of religious education informs religiously based colleges and universities as they teach about their institutional missions. A discussion of the audiences, languages, and the temporal orientations of institutional mission education is intended to provide insights and parameters as mission offices chart their…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Institutional Mission, Futures (of Society), Accountability
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Schnall, Eliezer – Religious Education, 2014
Educators employed in devoutly religious institutions often teach students who view even their secular higher education through a uniquely religious lens. Based on his own experiences teaching psychological science at a Jewish university, the author suggests enhancing student interest and enthusiasm by wedding secular curricula with religious…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Neurosciences, Higher Education, Religious Factors
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Myers, Dennis R.; Wolfer, Terry A.; Garland, Diana R. – Religious Education, 2008
A research study surveyed 946 volunteers from congregations who were actively involved in community service, as well as 3,959 other congregational attenders who were not involved in volunteer service, to understand the relationship between service learning and faith development. Findings show that service-learning is powerfully related to a mature…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Service Learning, Volunteers, Spiritual Development
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Franco, Philip A. – Religious Education, 2007
This article examines popular religion and its potential as a means of Christian religious education. In particular, it studies the traditional Italian "Festa" and the manner in which communities may use this and similar traditions as a means of fashioning a people and as a context in which to educate toward communion. The article argues…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Catholics, Folk Culture
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Lawson, Kevin E. – Religious Education, 2006
This article reports on a case study of a women's prayer and Bible study group that has met for over forty years. The report focuses on factors contributing to the group's longevity and vitality over time, how it changed over the years, and its impact on the lives of the women who participated in it. It also addresses how this long-term group…
Descriptors: Females, Religious Education, Case Studies, Religious Cultural Groups