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O'Brien, Maureen R. – Religious Education, 1993
Asserts that efforts by Christian churches to join in humanitarian community efforts are hindered by diversity and reluctance to participate in public engagement. Maintains that a "public church" is necessary in society today. Contends that there are two main tasks: (1) education of disciple-citizens; and (2) education of the public. (CFR)
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Role, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility
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Browning, Robert L. – Religious Education, 1990
Maintains that greater cooperation among world religions can lead to interfaith dialogue and joint action to solve world environmental problems. Proposes models to follow in promoting interfaith dialogue and action. Recommends injecting a cooperative spirit into theological and lay education and the inclusion of the legal study of religion in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Cooperation, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Elias, John L. – Religious Education, 1993
Contends that there has been little attention given to the development of professional ethics for religious educators. Asserts that intellectual freedom, equality, and personal freedom/public responsibility need to be given special attention in a code of ethics for religious educators. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Codes of Ethics, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Protection
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Phan, Peter C. – Religious Education, 1995
Argues for the incorporation of multicultural objectives into Catholic university curriculum. Maintains that the Catholic doctrine of diversified unity makes it particularly qualified to mediate among the polarizing elements of multiculturalism. Contains 10 broad guidelines for establishing multicultural objectives within a Catholic university.…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Consciousness Raising, Conservatism
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Fisher, Allen – Religious Education, 1995
Compares values and ethics related courses in three types of colleges. The study included three variables: Total Values Courses Required, Contemporary Values Courses Required, and Nonreligion Values Courses Required. Discovers that, although Evangelical colleges require greater coursework, instruction is often one-sided. (MJP)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation