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ERIC Number: ED545295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-15
Pages: 258
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ISBN: 978-1-85856-525-5
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Unsafe Gods: Security, Secularism and Schooling
Davies, Lynn
Trentham Books
This book makes the compelling argument that religion can be complicit in conflict and that a new secularism is vital to foster security. Using insights from complexity science, it shows how dynamic secularism can be used to accommodate diverse faiths and beliefs within worldly politics. Exploration of the interplay of religion and education in the context of security and notions of safe schools offers new understandings of how religions learn -- or instead remain frozen accidents that hinder societies from adapting to change. The book shows how turbulence and amplification underscore the necessity for an education that is critical even of patriarchal religious texts and that recognizes the power of satire and humour. Lynn Davies follows her groundbreaking work on education and extremism to draw on work in mentoring those at risk of radicalization and consider how the radicalized learn and unlearn their behaviours. She presents international examples to show how a foundation in secular rights and freedoms can enable young people to develop the skills and networks to create change without turning to violence.
Trentham Books. Available from: IOE Press, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL, UK. Tel: +44-20-7612-6000; e-mail: ioepress@ioe.ac.uk; Web site: http://www.ioepress.co.uk
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: University of London, Institute of Education