ERIC Number: EJ827157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Human Rights Education and Religious Education: From Mutual Suspicion to Elective Affinity
Guyette, Frederick W.
British Journal of Religious Education, v31 n2 p129-139 Mar 2009
What are the prospects for joining religious education and human rights education? (1) Human rights educators may cite good historical and philosophical reasons for teaching about human rights without making any reference whatsoever to a religious foundation. (2) For their part, many religious communities have resisted opportunities to form alliances with human rights organisations, citing one form or another of "incommensurability" between their faith and rights. (3) However, there also appear to be some occasions and some projects in which these two communities of discourse can embrace each other, and work for similar goals. How can we come to a better understanding about these regions of "elective affinity" and their implications for religious education and human rights education?
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Religious Education, Social Justice, Social Attitudes, Unified Studies Curriculum, Barriers, Performance Factors, Partnerships in Education, Activism, Instructional Design
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