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ERIC Number: EJ934844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
"Re-Acculturation" through Community-Based Religious Education
Knight, Jennie S.
Religious Education, v106 n4 p398-409 2011
Reflective engagement in reciprocal community partnerships holds tremendous potential for guiding members of congregations through the process of "re-acculturation." One of the "best practices" named in research about community-engaged learning for undergraduates is "re-acculturation"--an ongoing process of critical reflection about one's own cultural formation and the cultural realities of people one encounters through community partnerships. Only through this kind of honest critical reflection can people develop friendships of true mutuality and reciprocity. Religious education should include biblical, ethical, and theological reflection, combined with historical and cultural research about ethnic, economic, and religious diversity in relation to particular congregation-community partnerships. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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