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Bowling, Renee L. – Religious Education, 2022
In recent years universities have given increasing attention to religious pluralism on campus. There exists potential for different fields in U.S. higher education to partner toward strategic goals for religious understanding. This conceptual article finds that while key stakeholders are aware of each other's work, it is largely uncoordinated,…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Religion, Strategic Planning, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Carmody, Brendan – Religious Education, 2022
Religious education has long been part of Zambia's primary and secondary education curriculum. It will be argued that, though its role has changed, it has never been highly educational. This is seen to be a major challenge today in the light of a swiftly expanding urban population who find themselves ever more rootless. To address it, it is…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Barriers, National Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kaunda, Chammah J.; Kim, Sang-man – Religious Education, 2022
This article argues that in the ongoing effort to promote ubuntu spirit as an instrument for decolonization, the church in Zambia can learn lessons from how Rev Pai Min-soo deployed the indigenous model of samae spirit to construct adult Christian education for Korean rural development. The samae spirit is utilized to underline the necessity for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Adult Education
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Stahl, Wanda J. – Religious Education, 2022
A growing number of new faith communities in North America are emerging as part of the Wild Church Network. These outdoor church expressions seek to re-acquaint, re-cover, and re-member their faith communities as loving participants of the larger community of Creation. This paper explores theological foundations and spiritual practices grounding…
Descriptors: Churches, Networks, Spiritual Development, Religious Factors
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Rymarz, Richard – Religious Education, 2022
The aim of this research was to get a better understanding of the work of school-based religious education leaders (SBREL) by examining the issues and challenges they face as well as how they are supported. SBREL were surveyed and interviewed, and they took part in focus groups. SBREL, in general, felt supported in their role. A major issue…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Barriers, Catholic Educators
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Sullivan, Michael – Religious Education, 2022
The political theology of Rev. John Witherspoon (1723-1794) had a profound impact on the development of ideas on religion and government during the Founding Period as a prominent educator, clergyman, and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. This paper uncovers the far-reaching impact of Witherspoon's political theology during America's…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Religious Education, Clergy, United States History
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Le, Loc Tan – Religious Education, 2022
Although Buddhist education has been widely used all over the world, Vietnamese students cannot currently access it at school. Recently, some Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest) Zen monasteries have offered religious education to adolescents in the hope of improving their moral behavior. However, no empirical studies have evaluated the effectiveness of these…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Religious Education, Vietnamese People, Access to Education
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Gunn, Dennis – Religious Education, 2022
This article engages the question: In what ways and to what extent was William Rainey Harper's founding vision for the R.E.A. shaped by the rhetoric of American imperialism and its legitimation of violence against other nations? Using a historical methodology, this research explores how Harper's originating vision for the R.E.A. grew out of his…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Religious Education, National Organizations, Violence
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Procario-Foley, Carl B. – Religious Education, 2022
The Synod of Catholic Bishop's 1971 document, "Justice in the World," articulates boldly that "action on behalf of justice is a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the Gospel." Fifty years old, it is timely to assess this document today especially as religious educators address the many forms of inequality in the world.…
Descriptors: Catholics, Clergy, Justice, Publications
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Lipiäinen, Tuuli; Ubani, Martin; Kallioniemi, Arto – Religious Education, 2022
This study examines the attitudes of teachers toward the visibility of worldviews in public education as well as how teachers negotiate the boundaries of acceptability based on these attitudes. The question raised several issues: on the one hand, the clashing of increasingly complex, diverse, and secularized worldviews and, on the other hand, the…
Descriptors: World Views, Teacher Attitudes, Public Education, Christianity
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Kohn, Eli – Religious Education, 2021
This qualitative research aims to explore the experiences of teachers in the implementation of prayer services in religious high schools for boys in Israel. It is a continued research project following on from a study which focused on the experiences of students in the implementation of prayer services. Using Lamm's model of educational ideologies…
Descriptors: Religious Schools, High School Students, Males, Religious Factors
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Holm, Henrik – Religious Education, 2021
Augustine's thought is deeply embedded in his religious experiences. He reflects on the encounter with the Divine as an encounter with an (extra)sensory reality. He makes use of Aesthetic categories in order to describe his religious experience. This article presents a way of thinking about the intertwinement of religious education and Aesthetic…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Religious Education, Religious Factors, Music
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Ayres, Jennifer R. – Religious Education, 2021
To live is to be vulnerable. The fact of our fragility has been laid bare in some of the crises we face in public life in the United States: an uncontained pandemic, relentless racist violence, and persistent and worsening ecological loss. This essay argues that although education has sometimes promised (even obliquely) an economic, political, or…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Pandemics, COVID-19, Crisis Management
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de Bruin-Wassinkmaat, Anne-Marije; de Kock, Jos; Visser-Vogel, Elsbeth; Bakker, Cok; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2021
Religious identity development is highly influenced by contexts. This influence is even more powerful for young people who grew up in strict religious contexts because of the prominence of orthodox beliefs and practices in everyday life. This article presents which contextual factors were influential on the religious identity development of 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Religious Factors, Child Rearing
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Pope, Elizabeth M. – Religious Education, 2021
Interfaith dialogue can encourage learning between members of different religions. Facilitators of interfaith dialogue must support, encourage, and challenge participants to engage with others in dialogue on a difficult and sensitive topic. I present findings from a qualitative case study conducted with an interfaith dialogue group located in the…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Dialogs (Language), Religious Education, Case Studies
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