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Atkins, Charles – Religious Education, 2020
New models for prison ministry are crucial during the current era of mass incarceration in America--a time when the potential reach of prison ministries can grow as the population of incarcerated individuals grows. In this article, I lift up one prison ministry in New Jersey as an example of how Christian evangelicals who are engaged in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Clergy
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Williams, Montague R. – Religious Education, 2020
This article argues that listening to stories of community leaders and activists as well as writing a Eucharistic liturgy to practice together were effective elements of a pilgrimage that had the goal of educating Christian college students about racial justice. Together these practices helped students imagine new possibilities of building…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Activism, Community Leaders, Religious Factors
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Bailey, Jennifer – Religious Education, 2020
This paper highlights two emerging models for how religious education is evolving in new venues to reach new audiences today. The first is an online course that equips a new generation of chaplains to accompany community organizers and activists on the front lines of social change by providing spiritual and emotional support. The second is…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Models, Online Courses
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Scholes, Stephen C. – Religious Education, 2020
In Scotland, and particularly with regards to non-denominational RE, known as Religious and Moral Education (RME), a current focus of debates is on how and why practitioners are implementing or deviating from legal and curricular expectations. Using the findings of a small-scale qualitative practitioner enquiry centered on one local education…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Moral Development, Ethical Instruction
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Religious Education, 2020
This curriculum studies article uncovers how ideological commitments often, without acknowledgment, determine instruction. Through a comparison of two popular Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) curricula, both focused on the same subject, one emerging out of a fundamentalist religious worldview and the other a progressive, modernist religious worldview,…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Semitic Languages, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Hartvigsen, Kirsten Marie – Religious Education, 2020
This qualitative study investigates the knowledge about the Bible and the skills required for biblical interpretation as imparted by three textbooks for Norwegian upper secondary religious education (RE). The multidimensional theoretical framework combines models from biblical hermeneutics and RE. One model distinguishes between the worlds behind,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Secondary School Students
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Lamont, Tracey – Religious Education, 2020
The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) developed a method of practical theology for ministry professionals and religious educators rooted in transformative learning theory to enable students to reflect more intentionally and theologically on their experiences in ministry. This study asks, by teaching students to engage in dialogue through…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theological Education, Self Actualization, Religious Education
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Pittman, Amanda Jo; Boyles, John H. – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, we offer analysis of and propose means of resistance to White Jesus in undergraduate Bible survey courses. White Jesus functions as a proxy for the operation of white normativity in contexts of religious education. Research on a cohort of first-year undergraduate students demonstrates the durability of race as a factor in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Intervention
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Brecht, Mara – Religious Education, 2019
This essay explores a tension in the Catholic theological classroom brought about when teachers aim at dismantling racial injustice with resources from antiracist pedagogy. Where Catholic social thinkers package together reflection, judgment, and action, antiracist educators recommend forestalling the last step--action. The essay's primary aim is…
Descriptors: Catholics, Theological Education, Catholic Educators, Racial Bias
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth – Religious Education, 2019
The persistence of white privilege and escalating racism in the United States challenges religious educators to analyze the roots and destructive potential of both. This article draws on historical and contemporary analyses in dialogue with personal reflection and the oral histories of two leaders who seek to recognize and live beyond their own…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Whites, Racial Bias, Religious Education
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Henry, Tamara R. – Religious Education, 2019
The 2018 Religious Education Association (REA) meeting, "Beyond White Normativity: Creating Brave Spaces" shed light for many on the failure of the REA to effectively confront the reality of white racial bias within its systemic and structural practices. This essay reflects on four specific ways these challenges emerged during the 2018…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Racial Bias
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Mulder, André; van den Berg, Bas – Religious Education, 2019
In the project "Learning for Life" we developed a hermeneutical--communicative model for worldview education that answers the European challenges of worldview diversity and worldview illiteracy. We implemented the model in a participatory action research project at nine schools for primary education in the Netherlands and monitored the…
Descriptors: Whites, World Views, Hermeneutics, Action Research
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Montano, Steffano – Religious Education, 2019
Students in colleges and universities across the United States are being exposed to overtly white supremacist groups on campus. These groups dub themselves "identitarians" and attempt to influence students to support a white nationalist ideology through claims of reverse racism that threaten the lives of people of color. Theologically,…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Theological Education
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Mosby, Karen E. – Religious Education, 2019
This essay explores what surfaces when we lead a reflection on the 2018 REA meeting with questions about teaching and learning. What pedagogical models appeared to be operative during the meeting? What voices were missing and which ones were privileged? Who benefitted from the pedagogies at work in the meeting? Who was marginalized? What…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods, Advantaged
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Kim-Cragg, HyeRan – Religious Education, 2019
This commentary offers a "thick description" and analysis of the 2018 Religious Education Association (REA) meeting from my perspective as a racialized woman from Canada, a member of the REA board, and a professor who teaches anti-racism, preaching, and postcolonial theories among other subjects. My commentary seeks to leave a trail,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Postcolonialism
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