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Jennings, Willie James – Religious Education, 2015
In this article Willie James Jennings opens this discussion by noting that he lives in the midst of a North Carolina gun culture, the intensity of which is quite overwhelming. He asks how we might educate against the specific seductive powers of the weapon and especially the gun? As an educator, Jennings believes that clearly, the unmaking of…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, Prevention, Intervention
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Elshof, Toke – Religious Education, 2015
In the Netherlands, the relation between Catholic schools and the Catholic Church was apparent during the pillarized educational system and culture of the first decades of the 20th century. In the post-pillarized decennia afterward, their connection transformed and became less recognizable. At first glance, their contemporary relation sometimes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Religious Factors
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Kim, Hyun-Sook – Religious Education, 2015
Christianity as a world religion was propagated from Europe and North America to Africa and Asia. Global Christianity spread to East Asia when Robert Morrison (1782-1843) arrived in Canton, China in 1807, and later in the late 19th-century Protestant missionaries from North America arrived in Japan and Korea. This Christianity experienced a modern…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Privatization, Global Approach
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O'Gorman, Robert T. – Religious Education, 2015
There is a movement toward "corporatization" evident in Catholic hospitals, Catholic schools, and Catholic social service agencies taking up management structures and other features and behaviors employed by corporations. Many see these practices as threatening the identity and influence of religion as the profit concerns begin to take…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Hospitals
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Fleischer, Barbara J.; DeMoor, Emily – Religious Education, 2015
Environmental consciousness-raising programs tend to emphasize the magnitude of imminent ecological disasters, if humans continue on their current trajectory. While these environmental literacy programs also call for action to avoid cataclysmic ecological changes, psychological research on "learned helplessness" suggests that information…
Descriptors: Social Action, Conservation (Environment), Psychological Patterns, Christianity
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Isralowitz, Richard; Reznik, Alexander – Religious Education, 2015
Alcohol use and risk-taking behavior among 345 male adolescents from three Israeli secular (n = 168) and three religious (n = 177) high schools were studied from 2009 to 2013. Findings show the positive impact religious education and religiosity have on minimizing alcohol use, binge drinking, school underachievement, violence, weapons possession,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Adolescents, Outcomes of Education
Kent, Orit; Cook, Allison – Religious Education, 2014
This study presents the cases of two teachers in a Jewish supplementary school whose experiences as learners in a year-long professional development (PD) program shaped their teaching practice. The PD program, based in a theory of havruta text learning, immersed the faculty in the very pedagogy they were being encouraged to use in their teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Judaism, Jews
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
Newell, Ted – Religious Education, 2014
Freedom movements historically have shown power to transform social and personal identity. Absorbing the narrative of a movement can lead to something not unlike conversion. Accepting the truth of a movement's story implies change in who one believes oneself to be and may reorient one's life story. Movements like Cesar Chavez's…
Descriptors: Churches, Religious Education, Self Concept, Freedom
Kasim, Tengku Sarina Aini Tengku; Yusoff, Yusmini Md – Religious Education, 2014
Islamic education has always recognized spiritual and moral values as significant elements in developing a "balanced" human being. One way of demonstrating spiritual and moral concepts is through effective teaching methods that integrate and forefront these values. This article offers an investigation of how the authors' teaching…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Moral Values
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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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Abukari, Abdulai – Religious Education, 2014
In Islam, knowledge, its acquisition and application is a fundamental requirement for all Muslims to enable them to believe, think, and act according to the principles of the religion. However, differences in style of interpretation of the Qur'an have led to text being interpreted against its own fundamental worldview; an example is the…
Descriptors: Islam, Womens Education, Hermeneutics, Muslims
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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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Dalton, Russell W. – Religious Education, 2014
The four canonical gospels provide readers with few details of the life of Jesus as a boy. Many authors of children's bibles in America, however, have been happy to fill in some of the details. This article suggests that these retellings regularly create or adapt stories of Jesus' childhood to teach children virtues that serve to affirm…
Descriptors: Didacticism, Childrens Literature, Biblical Literature, Moral Values
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Hammad, Hamza Abed Alkarim – Religious Education, 2014
The study concludes that most Islamic sciences courses in schools and universities adopt a dogmatic or indoctrinatory approach combined with little room for dialogue and discussion. The study recommends reconsidering Islamic science textbooks through including additional higher-order thinking skills and reconsidering Sharia faculties' syllabi.
Descriptors: Role, Islam, Science Instruction, Textbooks
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