ERIC Number: EJ1058498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Using the Bully Pulpit: The Hidden Violence of Bullying in Our Schools
Dowd, Kevin M.
Religious Education, v110 n2 p133-149 2015
In the aftermath of school shootings, there is little hesitancy about including religious communities in the work of counseling, memorializing, sharing assembly space, and so on. The author argues that this instinct reveals anthropological and sociological insights that could help the religious community to find a public voice in response not only to "manifest violence" but also to "hidden violence," the paradigmatic case of which is bullying in the schools. The author challenges religious leaders to be more involved in antibullying efforts and makes suggestions for action as part of a whole-community response to the violence.
Descriptors: Bullying, Violence, Educational Environment, Religion, School Safety, Religious Factors, Christianity, Peer Relationship, Spiritual Development, Interpersonal Communication, Religious Education, Advocacy, Planning
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