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Goto, Courtney T. – Religious Education, 2017
Many if not most people in the academy as well as the public sphere tend to regard race and racism in the United States in terms of a default frame of reference (i.e., a paradigm): the black-white binary. Although this frame is constructive as well as compelling, it displays serious liabilities. This article outlines, for religious educators, nine…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Racial Bias, Race
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Katz, Yaacov J. – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, Yaccov Katz describes Israel as a unique country housing a population that has increased ten-fold since independence in 1948. It is a country composed of Jews and Arabs, veterans, and immigrants hailing from over 100 countries throughout the world. On the one hand, Israel has a population of secular Jews who profess to be Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion, Religious Factors, Judaism
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Dowd, Kevin M. – Religious Education, 2015
In the aftermath of school shootings, there is little hesitancy about including religious communities in the work of counseling, memorializing, sharing assembly space, and so on. The author argues that this instinct reveals anthropological and sociological insights that could help the religious community to find a public voice in response not only…
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Educational Environment, Religion
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King, Jason – Religious Education, 2015
This article attempts two tasks. First, to clarify how the claim that colleges and universities may "shove religion down students' throats" has a historical background. Second, to indicate how pedagogical strategies--like service learning, discussions, paper revisions, and "Just in Time Teaching" exercises--can be used in ways…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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Kim-Cragg, HyeRan – Religious Education, 2015
This article attempts to develop a practical theology of resistance for religious education. It is inspired by the struggle of indigenous people in Guatemala in their memorialization of the Rio Negro Massacre in Guatemala, celebrations of International Women's Day, and the creation of a school for survivors of the violence surrounding Rio Negro.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Violence, Indigenous Populations, American Indians
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Ha, Tung-Chiew – Religious Education, 2014
The Gospel of John teaches through telling the story of Jesus in light of the familiar Hebrew faith stories. It is an interpretive task that presents Jesus to his audience and teaches them adequate faith. John the Teacher skillfully uses narrative skills to create the familiar-strange effect in his storytelling. Each story is followed by a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Religion, Biblical Literature
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Ayres, Jennifer R. – Religious Education, 2013
When people of faith participate in movements for social change, how are their religious and moral identities formed, challenged, and transformed? Although they have explicit and tangible goals as they participate in advocacy, protest, and boycotts, religious social activists also, James Jasper argues, craft "lives worth living" (1997).…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Identification (Psychology), Social Change
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van der Straten Waillet, Nastasya; Roskam, Isabelle – Religious Education, 2013
The aim of this article is to consider the psychological mechanisms that may prevent individuals from achieving religious tolerance and religious pluralism. After defining these concepts and explaining why they are desirable outcomes, four psychological obstacles to the achievement of religious tolerance and religious pluralism will be explored by…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism, Psychological Patterns
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Zaver, Arzina – Religious Education, 2013
This article focuses on the need for dialogue in the form of a "third space" for multi-faith realities. In exploring the idea of a "third space," the author draws on the use of the term borrowed from Homi Bahha. Third space, as it is defined in the context of this article, understands the complexities of hybridity, or multiple…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Religion, Dialogs (Language), Self Concept
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Franken, Leni; Loobuyck, Patrick – Religious Education, 2013
After an elaboration of the paradigm shift concerning religious education in Europe, we will give a critical presentation of the Belgian and Flemish system of religious education. The article continues with a discussion of diverse proposals to change the religious education system in Flanders, and concludes that the introduction of an independent,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Religion, Constitutional Law
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Hogue, David A. – Religious Education, 2012
Religious practices have long drawn on the social sciences to broaden our understanding of how human beings develop, learn, relate, and are formed. While the religion and science conversations have not always been friendly, a growing number of theologians and scientists are engaged in promising dialogues where the interests of both parties…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Religion, Brain, Religious Education
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Eschenauer, Donna – Religious Education, 2012
Memory and imagination, complex activities of the brain, act as the cornerstone for ritual prayer. These brain functions ground us in hope and aid in our discovery of what it means to be human at a deep level. This article explores the ritual of the Paschal Triduum, the Roman Catholic Church's highest expression of faith. It interprets the Triduum…
Descriptors: Imagination, Catholics, Memory, Brain
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Tauber, Sarah M. – Religious Education, 2012
"Foundations of Jewish Education" is a required course for masters degree students in Jewish Education offered by the William S. Davidson School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. As an introduction to the theory and practice of Jewish education, it seeks to integrate theory from a wide range of fields as a way of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Required Courses, Jews, Religion
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Selcuk, Mualla; Valk, John – Religious Education, 2012
Turkish religious education's focus on religion from a social science and prescriptive Islamic perspective faces challenges today. This article presents a new model and approach that assists students in exploring their beliefs and values, those of others, and their Islamic heritage from an interdisciplinary worldview perspective. (Contains 2…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, World Views
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ter Avest, Ina; Bertram-Troost, Gerdien; Miedema, Siebren – Religious Education, 2012
Brains and gender, separately and in their interrelatedness, are hot items today in popular journals and academic literature. It is in particular the complexity of the interdependence of physical-, psychological-, and contextual-related developments of feminization in education that we focus on these contributions. We argue that a combination of…
Descriptors: Brain, Psychology, Self Concept, Spiritual Development
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