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Renkema, Erik; Mulder, André; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, the authors reflect on the results of their previous research at cooperation schools in the Netherlands, where students and teachers from nonaffiliated and Christian backgrounds come together. Dewey's perspective on educating democratic values is combined with empirical results of this research, answering the question what Dewey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values
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Deitcher, Howard – Religious Education, 2019
Bibliotherapy is an educational approach that attempts to engage learners in meaningful discussions about relevant, compelling, and complex issues that they confront in their lives. Bibliotherapy begins with reading and reflecting on stories that can draw participants into a process of reflection, in ways that are user friendly and…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Religious Education, Judaism, Jews
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Berman, Rochel Udovitch – Religious Education, 2019
"The Final Journey: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage" is a trailblazing curriculum developed to teach Jewish death rituals to high school seniors. For the students, it served as a transformative experience. They emerged more reflective, more spiritual, and with a greater sense of the importance of community involvement. The article…
Descriptors: Judaism, Curriculum Development, Religious Education, Death
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Keefe-Perry, L. Callid; Moon, Zachary – Religious Education, 2019
This article explores the powerful influence that trauma can have on individuals and the ways in which this influence might be addressed in the development of adult religious education. It asks how we can facilitate deepening a person's relationship with God and others when trauma has damaged a person's capacity to relate. Suggestions are made for…
Descriptors: Trauma, Adult Education, Religious Education, Religious Factors
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Sosler, Alex – Religious Education, 2019
This study contrasts the moral development theory of Lawrence Kohlberg with the Augustinian structure represented in the work of James K. A. Smith. Where Kohlberg emphasizes cognition and rational ability, Smith focuses on the formation of loves acquired by habits. The theories differ ontologically and teleologically, which results in wide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Moral Development, Educational Philosophy, Schemata (Cognition)
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Bolandhematan, Keyvan – Religious Education, 2019
Any religion has three aspects: moral-ritual orders, metaphysical-cosmological beliefs, and the feelings that are the foundations of "religious experience"; focusing on any of these particular aspects results in a different approach toward the concept of "religion" and "religious education." This study will examine…
Descriptors: Islam, Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Moral Values
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Museka, Godfrey – Religious Education, 2019
This study explores phenomenology of religion as a potential guide for the implementation of a multifaith religious education curriculum in Zimbabwe. The study relies on document analysis, in particular the 1999 Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Education and Training report, the Curriculum Framework for Primary and Secondary Education…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Course Descriptions, Religious Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pittman, Amanda Jo; Boyles, John H. – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, we offer analysis of and propose means of resistance to White Jesus in undergraduate Bible survey courses. White Jesus functions as a proxy for the operation of white normativity in contexts of religious education. Research on a cohort of first-year undergraduate students demonstrates the durability of race as a factor in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Intervention
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Brecht, Mara – Religious Education, 2019
This essay explores a tension in the Catholic theological classroom brought about when teachers aim at dismantling racial injustice with resources from antiracist pedagogy. Where Catholic social thinkers package together reflection, judgment, and action, antiracist educators recommend forestalling the last step--action. The essay's primary aim is…
Descriptors: Catholics, Theological Education, Catholic Educators, Racial Bias
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth – Religious Education, 2019
The persistence of white privilege and escalating racism in the United States challenges religious educators to analyze the roots and destructive potential of both. This article draws on historical and contemporary analyses in dialogue with personal reflection and the oral histories of two leaders who seek to recognize and live beyond their own…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Whites, Racial Bias, Religious Education
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Henry, Tamara R. – Religious Education, 2019
The 2018 Religious Education Association (REA) meeting, "Beyond White Normativity: Creating Brave Spaces" shed light for many on the failure of the REA to effectively confront the reality of white racial bias within its systemic and structural practices. This essay reflects on four specific ways these challenges emerged during the 2018…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Racial Bias
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Mulder, André; van den Berg, Bas – Religious Education, 2019
In the project "Learning for Life" we developed a hermeneutical--communicative model for worldview education that answers the European challenges of worldview diversity and worldview illiteracy. We implemented the model in a participatory action research project at nine schools for primary education in the Netherlands and monitored the…
Descriptors: Whites, World Views, Hermeneutics, Action Research
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Montano, Steffano – Religious Education, 2019
Students in colleges and universities across the United States are being exposed to overtly white supremacist groups on campus. These groups dub themselves "identitarians" and attempt to influence students to support a white nationalist ideology through claims of reverse racism that threaten the lives of people of color. Theologically,…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Theological Education
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Mosby, Karen E. – Religious Education, 2019
This essay explores what surfaces when we lead a reflection on the 2018 REA meeting with questions about teaching and learning. What pedagogical models appeared to be operative during the meeting? What voices were missing and which ones were privileged? Who benefitted from the pedagogies at work in the meeting? Who was marginalized? What…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods, Advantaged
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Kim-Cragg, HyeRan – Religious Education, 2019
This commentary offers a "thick description" and analysis of the 2018 Religious Education Association (REA) meeting from my perspective as a racialized woman from Canada, a member of the REA board, and a professor who teaches anti-racism, preaching, and postcolonial theories among other subjects. My commentary seeks to leave a trail,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Postcolonialism
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