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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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Kienstra, Natascha; van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique; Boelens, Olav – Religious Education, 2019
Interreligious education should support cultural and religious diversity in the classroom by inviting new perspectives. Four contexts are important in this regard, as follows: auto-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, auto-interpretation of foreign traditions, allo-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Perspective Taking
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Carmody, Brendan – Religious Education, 2019
Religious Education in Ireland over the past two decades has achieved a new status in the publicly funded schools at the secondary (high school) level. This has happened largely because it has become examinable and is now a subject like any other. In this process however, it has tended to become too much like other subjects sharing their…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, High School Students
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Lang Hearlson, Christy – Religious Education, 2019
This article offers a critique of consumer culture that draws on Augustine's vision of human consciousness, exploring consumerism's formative effects on the memory, attention, and imagination of consumers. Drawing on William Cavanaugh's analysis of consumers' disposition of detachment, it explains how consumer culture distorts memory, attention,…
Descriptors: Memory, Attention, Imagination, Consumer Economics
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Moyaert, Marianne – Religious Education, 2019
As interreligious educators we challenge our students to engage in hermeneutical self-reflection. In this article, I turn the tables, and engage in an exercise of reflective practice: I look back on my own pedagogy, consider my own religiously diverse classroom, and ask in what way the theoretical framework from which I approach interreligious…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Reflective Teaching
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Nelson, James – Religious Education, 2019
This article considers whether nurture has value as a concept within plural religious education settings in a common school. This exploration is carried out through a critical review of one school type in Ireland that made belief-nurture a core aim of its educational program. The findings identify a number of areas where belief-specific nurture in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Beliefs, Curriculum Design, Teacher Role
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Hanchin, Timothy – Religious Education, 2019
Pope Francis incarnates a praxis of encounter in an age of polarization. For Francis, encounter entails displacement, dialog, and discernment. Relational pedagogy illuminates the fecundity of relationships between the teacher and student at the heart of education. Nel Noddings, preeminent proponent of relational pedagogy, grounds an ethics of care…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Commercialization
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Goodey, Daniel J. – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines the 2013 apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" by Pope Francis in terms of its significance for addressing LGBT + issues in Catholic learning environments. Using the 10 capabilities necessary for human flourishing as outlined by Martha Nussbaum in her "capability approach" to civil society and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholics, Homosexuality, Gender Issues
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Komashinskaia, Tatiana Sergeevna; Tsurkan, Grigorii Petrovich – Religious Education, 2019
This article considers the high significance of the Russian Orthodox Church's system of religious education, which is currently being built in the Russian Federation. The great value of this system is due to the fact that Orthodoxy has historically been the most massive and important religion in Russia. Sunday schools are examined as a form of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Educational History
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Renkema, Erik; Mulder, André; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, the authors reflect on the results of their previous research at cooperation schools in the Netherlands, where students and teachers from nonaffiliated and Christian backgrounds come together. Dewey's perspective on educating democratic values is combined with empirical results of this research, answering the question what Dewey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values
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Deitcher, Howard – Religious Education, 2019
Bibliotherapy is an educational approach that attempts to engage learners in meaningful discussions about relevant, compelling, and complex issues that they confront in their lives. Bibliotherapy begins with reading and reflecting on stories that can draw participants into a process of reflection, in ways that are user friendly and…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Religious Education, Judaism, Jews
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Yust, Karen-Marie – Religious Education, 2019
Decety et al. posited that family religiosity has a negative effect on children's altruism. However, a constructive reading of developmental psychologists suggests that religious nurture can enhance young children's moral development. Bloom and Harris offered evidence that infants and toddlers exhibit moral sensibilities and preschoolers engage…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Moral Development, Altruism, Developmental Psychology
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Berman, Rochel Udovitch – Religious Education, 2019
"The Final Journey: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage" is a trailblazing curriculum developed to teach Jewish death rituals to high school seniors. For the students, it served as a transformative experience. They emerged more reflective, more spiritual, and with a greater sense of the importance of community involvement. The article…
Descriptors: Judaism, Curriculum Development, Religious Education, Death
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Keefe-Perry, L. Callid; Moon, Zachary – Religious Education, 2019
This article explores the powerful influence that trauma can have on individuals and the ways in which this influence might be addressed in the development of adult religious education. It asks how we can facilitate deepening a person's relationship with God and others when trauma has damaged a person's capacity to relate. Suggestions are made for…
Descriptors: Trauma, Adult Education, Religious Education, Religious Factors
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Sosler, Alex – Religious Education, 2019
This study contrasts the moral development theory of Lawrence Kohlberg with the Augustinian structure represented in the work of James K. A. Smith. Where Kohlberg emphasizes cognition and rational ability, Smith focuses on the formation of loves acquired by habits. The theories differ ontologically and teleologically, which results in wide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Moral Development, Educational Philosophy, Schemata (Cognition)
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