Religious education in a multi-religious society

report on a consultation in the West Riding of Yorkshire organised by the British Council of Churches Education Department in collaboration with the Community Relations Commission.

Publisher: Community Relations Commission in London

Written in English
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GenreGt. Brit.
ContributionsBritish Council of Churches. Education Department., Great Britain. Community Relations Commission.
LC ClassificationsLC410.G/
The Physical Object
Pagination(1),13p. ;
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20739180M
ISBN 100902355031

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To co-exist in peace and harmony in a multi-religious society, one should have a sound religious education with strong emphasis on moral and ethical values as the first positive step towards better understanding and mutual co-operation amongst all religionists.

Education for peace in a multi-religious world is a process that needs to include all ages and all sectors of society. Some of the following steps relate to children, others to. The content of Christian RE The teaching methods in Christian RE The nature of Christian teachers The nature of the learners Advantages Disadvantages The nature of RE after independence The nature of the RE aims Acquire and develop an understanding of Christianity and other religious.

This article presents a historical approach to the multi-faith Religious Education introduced at the junior secondary level in Botswana in In an increasingly multicultural society it is important that children gain an understanding of their neighbours.

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RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM •Through time a culture’s religious beliefs and practices persist, but also change through incorporating new elements. •Religions are adopted and transformed. •FOR EXAMPLE: Early Christianity incorporated European paganism so that “Christ’s Mass” became integrated with pre Christian symbols and practices.

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The specification says: The issues of, religious and non-religious beliefs/teachings about, and the (differing) attitudes of religious and non-religious people to: the responsibilities of religious and non-religious people, living in a multi-faith society, to those of other faiths or none; promoting the development of a multi-faith society, and examples (including local ones) of interfaith.

Christian religious education is a subject taught academically in the school curriculum in the elementary, secondary school and higher learning institutions in Kenya.

It is a subject that lays a firm foundation of the salvation history of mankind since the times of Abraham to its fulfilment in the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In the contemporary context of studying religious education in a secular society, the process such as individualization makes it harder for children to get the opportunity to learn from religion.

In this classic text, Thomas Groome asks and answers these central questions, providing a comprehensive integration of the history, theory, and practice of modern religious education for a new generation of educators.

Christian Religious Education () by Thomas H. Groome. Public schools may not teach religion, although teaching about religion in a secular context is permitted. 1 The Bible may be taught in a school, but only for its historical, cultural or literary value and never in a devotional, celebratory or doctrinal manner, or in such a way that encourages acceptance of the Bible as a religious document.

2 SPECIFIC ISSUES & QUESTIONS. approach to religious education in different countries varies in accordance with several factors: 1. The religious affiliation of the society, whether mono-religious or multi-religious; 2.

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In their essay on pluralism in Malaysian higher education Ellisha Nasruddin, Reevany Bustami and Ng Sen Fa discuss: 1) key future. Inability To Practice The Religion As Stated In The Holy Book: In a multi religious society, Islamic religion is not allowed to be practiced as it should be.

In France for example, there is a law against wearing Hijab (Islamic veil that covers the body) and Niqab (Islamic veil that covers the face).

The Effect of Religion on Education Religion has played an important part in the development of education ever since the beginning, even before the creation of schools. The first schools, which were monasteries, started around the Dark Ages, approximately A.D.; Back then, education's only.

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Theoretical perspective Major assumptions; Functionalism: Religion serves several functions for society. These include (a) giving meaning and purpose to life, (b) reinforcing social unity and stability, (c) serving as an agent of social control of behavior, (d) promoting physical and psychological well-being, and (e) motivating people to work for positive social change.

Keywords: religious education, competences, methods, social phenomenon 1. Introduction Religious education aims at cultivating and developing the religiousness of an individual, that is, in C. Cucos’s words, a psychic state derivative from faith, in a supreme, eternal and immutable principle. (Cucoş, C.,).

* Corresponding author. The idea that religion declines as average levels of education increase in societies is one of the key components of secularization one example of a scholar questioning this theory, however, see Schwadel, Philip.

The Effects of Education on Americans’ Religious Practices, Beliefs and Affiliations. in social life is reflected in multi-social, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-caste nature of the society.

The important features of the Indian social structure are-predominant rural habitation in small villages; multi-religious and multi-caste social identities and important role of family in the social life.

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