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Kienstra, Natascha; van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique; Boelens, Olav – Religious Education, 2019
Interreligious education should support cultural and religious diversity in the classroom by inviting new perspectives. Four contexts are important in this regard, as follows: auto-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, auto-interpretation of foreign traditions, allo-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Perspective Taking
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Moyaert, Marianne – Religious Education, 2019
As interreligious educators we challenge our students to engage in hermeneutical self-reflection. In this article, I turn the tables, and engage in an exercise of reflective practice: I look back on my own pedagogy, consider my own religiously diverse classroom, and ask in what way the theoretical framework from which I approach interreligious…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Reflective Teaching
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Liljestrand, Johan – Religious Education, 2018
This paper explores the spatial and environmental conditions for democratic education in an interreligious project. The interreligious project provides a case for applying Dewey's concepts of experience and environment. Four kinds of experiences are presented: invited places-being a guest, common meeting points-shaping an interreligious…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Experience, Democratic Values, Educational Philosophy
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Johnson, Susanne – Religious Education, 2018
The struggle for mutual respect of difference may be the most paradigmatic form of public conflict in the United States and elsewhere today. In recent years, a movement and broad community of practice has burgeoned in the United States and beyond, which brings people together across deep divides to engage in dialogue aimed to reduce conflict and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Dialogs (Language), Intergroup Relations, Cultural Differences
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Gunn, Dennis – Religious Education, 2018
Despite the Religious Education Association (REA)'s founding vision as an interfaith association, for most of its first fifty years it remained a largely Protestant organization. Under Herman Wornom's leadership as general secretary from 1952 to 1970, the REA began more fully to fulfill its aims of becoming more broadly inclusive. Through Wornom's…
Descriptors: Protestants, Christianity, Intergroup Relations, Professional Associations
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Ghiloni, Aaron J. – Religious Education, 2017
This response to David T. Hansen's 2016 plenary address to the Religious Education Association tests the viability of educational cosmopolitanism for religious education. Using a Deweyan methodology of understanding an idea through its consequences, Hansen's proposal is analyzed using dialogues with interreligious and Islamic pedagogies. The…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Philosophy, Islam, Teaching Methods
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Gabriel, Ingeborg – Religious Education, 2017
The title of this article has been taken from the book "I and Thou" by the German-Jewish philosopher Martin Buber (1923). He formulated it as a creed in a world dominated by what he called "I-It" relationships (i.e., relations with objects rather than with human subjects). The digital revolution of the past decades has made…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Internet, Interpersonal Relationship, Dialogs (Language)
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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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Ladjal, Tarek; Bensaid, Benaouda – Religious Education, 2017
As one of the oldest surviving educational religious models in the history of Muslim education, Mahdara remains a poorly studied desert-based religious institution of traditional learning. In its Bedouin context, the Mahdara produced religious scholars no less competent in the mastery of religious Islamic sciences than graduates of other reputable…
Descriptors: Muslims, Religious Education, Models, Educational Methods
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Allgood, Ilene – Religious Education, 2016
Educators today are accustomed to discussing concepts of multiculturalism, race, class, and gender, but when it comes to religion, most new teachers and many seasoned teachers are confounded. This article provides a critical look at the treatment of religion in public education in the United States, and the potential marginalization of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Griffiths, Casey Paul; Esplin, Scott C.; Randall, E. Vance – Religious Education, 2016
In recent years the educational programs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) have received praise for their role in the high rates of religiosity and denominational retention among their youth. This study offers a historical summary of the efforts of LDS to develop the most effective methods of engaging their youth in…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Churches, Role, Youth
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Carmody, Brendan P. – Religious Education, 2015
Interreligious education has been a concern over the past few decades and continues to be a challenge. This article will review ways in which religious education has attempted to face the issue of education for increasingly multifaith societies. It identifies objectivity in religion as a major concern and will provide a perspective based on the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Conflict, Religious Cultural Groups, Religion Studies
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Court, Deborah; Seymour, Jack L. – Religious Education, 2015
In our teaching, research, and community service, both of us have sought to engage and extend the work of interfaith education. We write from our perspectives as a Jewish educator and as a Christian educator. Both of us have experienced the gifts and challenges this work engenders. The purpose of this article is simple: to offer a typology for…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Principles, Politics of Education, Teaching Methods
Morgan, Barbara – Religious Education, 2014
Using historic documents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and resources of its leaders, the principles of LDS or Mormon education and its key characteristics are described. In particular, the following characteristics are discussed: (1) the critical role of the Spirit in both teaching and learning, (2) the worthiness,…
Descriptors: History, Religious Cultural Groups, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Canales, Arthur David – Religious Education, 2014
This article addresses four models of leadership that Christian communities may want to adopt to help them assess and articulate a more vibrant and dynamic youth ministry. In particular, this article will demonstrate that authentic Christian leadership for youth ministry is much more than teaching young people about pastoral skills, but requires a…
Descriptors: Models, Leadership Styles, Christianity, Youth Agencies
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