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Floresta, Jonamari Kristin – Religious Education, 2020
Young people living in conflict-ridden areas in the southern part of the Philippines, Mindanao, experience hostility from communities motivated by religious ideologies and political beliefs. With this premise, this study will uncover emerging themes on the way students form their views towards people who have a different faith based on three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Conflict, College Students, Political Attitudes
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Selçuk, Mualla – Religious Education, 2017
Mualla Selçuk, Professor of Religious Education Faculty of Divinity & Director of Continuing Education Center Ankara University, begins by writing about the studies she conducted early in her career on the ways that the Quran addresses diversity. She describes how she found those passages that spoke of diversity among human beings as an…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Valk, John – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, the author John Volk, professor of Worldview Studies at Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, looks forward toward the November 2017 Religious Education Association Conference, which is entitled "Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations", and says that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Trust (Psychology), Beliefs
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Allgood, Ilene – Religious Education, 2016
Educators today are accustomed to discussing concepts of multiculturalism, race, class, and gender, but when it comes to religion, most new teachers and many seasoned teachers are confounded. This article provides a critical look at the treatment of religion in public education in the United States, and the potential marginalization of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, Religion
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King, Jason – Religious Education, 2015
This article attempts two tasks. First, to clarify how the claim that colleges and universities may "shove religion down students' throats" has a historical background. Second, to indicate how pedagogical strategies--like service learning, discussions, paper revisions, and "Just in Time Teaching" exercises--can be used in ways…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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Ferrari, Joseph R.; Bottom, Todd L.; Matteo, Elizabeth – Religious Education, 2014
For decades researchers assessed sense of community (SOC), inclusion, and pluralism within academic settings. In the present study, 2,220 undergraduate students (1,442 women, 778 men; M age = 23.42 years; SD = 7.84) at two Catholic universities responded to perceived levels of school sense of community, inclusion, and religious pluralism. Analyses…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools
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Ibrahim, Haslina; Khambali @ Hambali, Khadijah Mohd; Sintang, Suraya; Senin, Nurhanisah; Shaharud-din, Suhaida; Ahmad, Mahmud; Nor, Mohd Roslan Mohd; Kadir, Nor Adina Abdul – Religious Education, 2013
Comparative Religion is seen as an important curricula because it could serve as a mechanism for enhancing cross-cultural religious communication. The authors seek to examine the role of Comparative Religion as an important science for enhancing dialogue skills. Such a communication skill, however, must be developed from both intra- and…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Communication Skills, Religion, Comparative Analysis
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Gearon, Liam – Religious Education, 2013
The article identifies international cases--from the United States, Europe, and the United Nations--of an emergent interface of religion, education, and security. This is manifest in the uses of religion in education to counter religious extremism, the notional "counter terrorist classroom." To avoid an over-association of extremism with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Terrorism, Role of Religion, Political Attitudes
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Tauber, Sarah M. – Religious Education, 2012
"Foundations of Jewish Education" is a required course for masters degree students in Jewish Education offered by the William S. Davidson School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. As an introduction to the theory and practice of Jewish education, it seeks to integrate theory from a wide range of fields as a way of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Required Courses, Jews, Religion
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Siejk, Cate – Religious Education, 2011
This article offers a response to two provocative questions about the relationship of theology to religious education posed by Norma Thompson in her Presidential address given at the annual meeting of APRRE in 1978. I offer contemporary answers to these questions from the perspective of a theological educator. First, I show how feminist theory and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Philosophy, Religious Education, Theological Education
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Scharer, Matthias – Religious Education, 2010
The author believes that the future of learning religion and religiously learning does not primary depend on new methods or medias transferring faith or religiosity to people's lives. It depends more on a change of theological awareness and of people's ways of theologizing in the midst of cultural flow in order to get a deeper understanding of the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Religion, Foreign Countries, Philosophy
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Okamura, Naoki – Religious Education, 2009
It is commonly acknowledged by many that Japanese teenagers in general hold very negative views of organized religions. However the researcher, as an educator at a Christian University in California, observed every year a great number of Japanese international students becoming persons who paint positive pictures of religion. A study done on those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Adolescents
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Gilmour, Peter – Religious Education, 2008
In this article, the author shares how his dissatisfaction with religion textbooks led him to use novels as texts for his religion classes. Among the novels that he used were "To A God Unknown" by John Steinbeck, "The Stranger" by Albert Camus, "A Burnt-Out Case" by Graham Greene, "A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller, Jr., and "Franny…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Religion, Interdisciplinary Approach, Art
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Groome, Thomas H. – Religious Education, 2003
In this article, the author narrates his life story. He describes how his father shaped his critical consciousness and how his mother influenced his spirituality and sense of Christian identity. He also describes his seminary experience at St. Patrick's College in Carlow, Ireland, where he "found" his vocation to be a religious educator.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Spiritual Development, Christianity