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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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Antal, Chris J.; Winings, Kathy – Religious Education, 2015
Our returning veterans face many challenges from loss of limb and physical disabilities to posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, substance abuse, homelessness, family problems, and unemployment. The greater challenge, though, for returning veterans is the injury to their soul due to the war and violence they have experienced. Our challenge is…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Veterans, Physical Disabilities, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth – Religious Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the role of leaders in building nonviolent organizations and the role of organizations in cultivating habits of peace, thereby preparing people as peacemakers in a violent world. Leadership literature asks how to build healthy organizations; conflict literature asks how to make global peace. Both ask how…
Descriptors: Violence, Organizations (Groups), Peace, Conflict
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Tran, Mai-Anh Le – Religious Education, 2015
Mai-Anh Le Tran is Associate Professor of Christian Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and is president of the Religious Education Association. Here she begins with a saying attributed to Hindu mystic and guru Sri Ramakrishna (Love 2007, xii; cf. Cousineau 2003), "Religion is like a cow. It kicks but it gives milk,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Role of Education, Values Education, Violence
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Dalton, Russell W. – Religious Education, 2015
This article models an exercise in media literacy and theological reflection by identifying the Manichean worldview and redemptive violence prevalent in many Hollywood studio films and exploring some of the reasons these stories are told so often. Filmmaker interviews and commentaries reveal ways in which many filmmakers feel compelled by film's…
Descriptors: Violence, Media Literacy, Religious Factors, Mass Media Effects
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Hyde, Brendan – Religious Education, 2015
Constructivism and constructionism are two distinct epistemologies. Yet, within religious education many have tended to use these terms interchangeably or as being complementary to one another. This article provides conceptual clarity in relation to both epistemologies by comparing each in terms of their origins and epistemological premises, their…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Religious Education, Epistemology, Comparative Analysis
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Kim, Hyun-Sook – Religious Education, 2015
During the last two decades, globalization has come to occupy an important position in popular and academic discourses. Globalization has provided opportunities to produce possibilities of global awareness and at the same time crises to perpetuate a culture of fear. This article asks how church and religious education can provide a global…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Global Approach, Christianity, Social Justice
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Sutinen, Ari; Kallioniemi, Arto; Pihlström, Sami – Religious Education, 2015
The focus of the article is on how a new approach to religious education (RE) in diversified societies can be constructed on the basis of the theory of pedagogical transaction presented by John Dewey. Reflections of developing RE are very current in Western secularized societies. We believe that Dewey's pragmatist philosophy of education and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Religious Education, Educational Theories, Cultural Pluralism
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Bayim, Cyril Obi – Religious Education, 2015
Within the last half century, several communities in Boki Land have engaged in violent conflicts as a result of disputes over portions of land that have claimed many lives, and left many more injured. The Boki people, like most rural African peoples, depend largely on the land for their livelihood and economic development. Thus, any encroachment…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Community Change
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Brancatelli, Robert – Religious Education, 2015
This article examines the importance of memory in the Hebrew bible and how memory lay at the center of Ancient Israel's religious faith and cultural identity. It argues for a similar, albeit nuanced, memory-based approach to contemporary Christian religious education. It analyzes memory through the lens of Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic of narration…
Descriptors: Memory, Religious Education, Semitic Languages, Biblical Literature
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Matemba, Yonah H. – Religious Education, 2015
Religious education (RE) is arguably one of the most legislated curriculum areas anywhere in the world, and yet in countries where legislation and educational policy exist to support its provision, how schools implement the subject in practice has not received much attention in the discourse. This article attempts to address this lacuna by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Jeynes, William H. – Religious Education, 2015
There is no question that the 21st century has thus far been one of increased tensions between the West and the Middle East, former Soviet bloc nations, China, and various other nations. A number of these nations either are highly religious or are experiencing religious revivals. To the extent that clear secular trends are in place in the West,…
Descriptors: Peace, Global Approach, Global Education, World Views
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Gilmour, Peter – Religious Education, 2015
The progressive spirit of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) spawned a myriad of graduate departments of religious education in American Catholic colleges and universities. These departments evolved to include other master degrees (e.g., pastoral studies, pastoral counseling, divinity, spirituality, and social justice). As the numbers of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholics, Context Effect, Educational Development
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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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Javore, Barbara B. – Religious Education, 2015
Terezin, the gateway to Auschwitz, a town commandeered by the Nazis to serve as a "model" relocation camp to demonstrate the Third Reich's generosity and kindness toward the Jews, was an elaborate hoax. In an environment where truth was twisted beyond recognition, artists, writers, actors, and musicians used their work to revive the…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Death, European History, Jews
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