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ERIC Number: EJ1015686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
For Community Sake
Dunn, Jeffery W.
Philosophical Studies in Education, v44 p100-109 2013
This article examines whether religious education plays a role in the promotion of harmonious international relations, arguing that a broad religious education with a dialogical approach goes to the heart of what it means to be a citizen in a global community. Christian theologian Hans Kung argues in his book "Judaism: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow" that: (1) there will be no peace between nations if there is no peace between religions; (2) there will be no peace between religions without dialogue between the religions; and (3) there will be no dialogue between the religions without investigation of the foundations of the religions. However, democratic societies, which observe a separation of religion and state, are weary of introducing religious education in public institutions of learning. In this article, the author states that he moves toward Kung's vision of dialogue as it relates to Walter Feinberg's discussion of liberal pluralism's requirements, and sketches what such a movement might mean if public schools are to adopt intentional curricular practices that enable this type of religious dialogue, and how this might shape the ethos of schools and shape implications for the "souls" of teachers. (Contains 36 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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