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ERIC Number: EJ1053655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
The Communities Providing Religious Education and Catechesis to Polish Immigrants in England and Wales
Makosa, Pawel
British Journal of Religious Education, v37 n2 p182-194 2015
Since Poland's accession to the European Union in 2004, hundreds of thousands of Polish citizens have arrived in the UK in search of work, of which the majority landed in England and Wales. This process, although not as fast now, is still ongoing. The majority of immigrants from Poland are young people who start families and have children. Many of these children are born in the UK. For this reason, it is increasingly common for the children of Polish immigrants to be covered by the local school system. In addition to general knowledge, they also have the right to religious education and catechesis. This article presents a summary of the communities providing religious education and catechesis to Polish migrants living in England and Wales. It describes the specific features of religious education in state-run schools, Catholic schools and Polish Saturday Schools. The objectives of parish catechesis conducted by the Polish Catholic missions operating in England and Wales are also outlined. The primary objective of this discussion is to present the various options for religious education and catechesis for the children of Polish immigrants living in England and Wales.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)
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