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ERIC Number: EJ878343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Zambia: Multi-Faith Religious Education?
Carmody, Brendan
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v27 n3 p291-301 Dec 2006
As countries' populations become more religiously diverse, a need to review the religious education syllabus that operates is often perceived. One such country is Zambia, which was not only traditionally religiously diverse but has become even more so with the advent of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism and other non-African faiths. This article therefore explores the feasibility of adopting a multi-faith approach to religious education in Zambia in the light of such increasing religious diversity. In doing so, special reference is made to parallels with what is happening elsewhere, especially in England, for the Zambian religious education situation had a somewhat similar shape as that of England. Among the issues which this paper raises are: what kind of multi-faith religious education, that preserves its integrity, is likely to enhance social harmony in Zambia, as well as, how might such a religious education be effectively introduced and implemented? (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); Zambia