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Abbas, Randa; Court, Deborah – Religious Education, 2020
This essay explores the issue of dress of teachers of Druze heritage. The Druze, among whom the rules of religious dress are rather specific, do not teach religion in schools, since the Druze religion is secret. The teacher acts as a gatekeeper and model. At the same time, Druze young people are becoming increasingly secular and may relate better…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Selection, Religious Cultural Groups, Clothing
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Murphy, Thomas N. – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines identity development in light of Charles Taylor's notion of the "Buffered Self." Educating in faith toward the deconstruction of unjust identity norms requires finding a pathway out of this constrictive underlying structure. In particular, the manner in which religious educators address the promises and perils that…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Religious Education, Disabilities, Christianity
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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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Roebben, Bert – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines the challenging history of the Religious Education Association (REA) beginning in 1929. A membership survey, a new policy statement, and local consultations were urgently needed at that time, 25 years after the foundation of the Association, in order to clarify ideological differences on the inside and in order to deal with…
Descriptors: Educational History, Religious Education, Professional Associations, Group Membership
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Baker, Dori Grinenko – Religious Education, 2019
This paper uses the REA [Religious Education Association] 2018 Presidential Address as a case study for noticing the benefits of adopting better norms for facilitating across diversities of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and people groups. It offers four facilitation norms and explains how their use can help create a container in which…
Descriptors: Norms, Professional Associations, Religious Education, Case Studies
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Reyes, Patrick B. – Religious Education, 2019
Introducing dreams of new centers for the guild, this article responds to the 2018 Religious Education Association's annual conference, "Beyond White Normativity." After remarks on embedded whiteness within religious education, I ask, "Can people of color be the center of the guild?" There is an opportunity if the guild focuses…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Racial Differences, Whites, Racial Bias
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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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Goto, Courtney T. – Religious Education, 2019
When a predominantly white organization decides to take on white normativity, it is cause for hope. However, havoc ensues when well-intended folks are caught enacting white normativity. Taking a performativity-inspired approach, this article analyzes what happened at the 2018 Religious Education Association annual meeting. By examining the…
Descriptors: Whites, Behavior Standards, Social Values, Racial Bias
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Kim-Cragg, HyeRan – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines the term "whiteness," providing a historical review for context. It uncovers whiteness using educational theory that identifies three aspects of curriculum--explicit, implicit, and null. A particularly unexamined biblical interpretation itself illustrates the explicit curriculum. Visual images that permeate the…
Descriptors: Whites, Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum, Cultural Influences
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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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Gunn, Dennis – Religious Education, 2019
The Religious Education Association (REA) selected as its theme for its 1969 National Convention, "Our Divided Society--A Challenge to Religious Education," addressing, among other topics, issues of race and racism. Previously, the REA presented a mixed legacy in addressing racial injustice, remaining largely silent on such issues during…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Associations, Race, Racial Bias
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