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Schnall, Eliezer; Schnall, David – Religious Education, 2017
Positive psychology is a rapidly growing area of study for research psychologists, and more recently for school psychologists and educators as well. Yet religious education researchers and practitioners have yet to embrace this exciting new field. The current article introduces positive psychology to clergy and educators in religious institutions.…
Descriptors: Psychology, Religious Education, Educational Research, Clergy
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Wright, Almeda M. – Religious Education, 2017
Educating ministers and religious educators with the skills to connect with a variety of congregations and communities is a difficult task. Looking specifically at theological and religious education with African Americans, there are historical criticisms of "mis-education." "Mis-education" defined by Carter G. Woodson…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Clergy, Theological Education, African Americans
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Jennings, Willie James – Religious Education, 2017
A teaching life can be a powerful intervention into the structures of racial antagonism that shape the West, but only if we can find a way to overturn our colonial legacies and draw the dominant trajectories of Western educational institutions toward more life giving ends. A life that teaches in this racially agonistic moment must be angled in a…
Descriptors: Race, Imagination, Intervention, Beliefs
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Hess, Mary E. – Religious Education, 2017
Decades of work in dismantling racism have not yielded the kind of results for which religious educators have hoped. One primary reason has been what scholars term "white fragility," a symptom of the structural racism which confers systemic privilege upon White people. Lessons learned from Christian mystics point to powerful ways to…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Religious Education, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias
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Goto, Courtney T. – Religious Education, 2017
Many if not most people in the academy as well as the public sphere tend to regard race and racism in the United States in terms of a default frame of reference (i.e., a paradigm): the black-white binary. Although this frame is constructive as well as compelling, it displays serious liabilities. This article outlines, for religious educators, nine…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Racial Bias, Race
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Fears, Barbara A. – Religious Education, 2017
The Underground Railroad is the first racially integrated civil/human rights movement in the United States. The basic concepts of "escape" and "travel" that undergird the movement offer a way of envisioning the teaching/learning exchange as leaving behind unhealthy ideologies, and as journeying with students from one place of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Civil Rights, Religious Education, Travel
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Evans, David; Shearer, Tobin Miller – Religious Education, 2017
Drawing on whiteness literature and over fifty years of combined classroom instruction experience, two professors of race and religion-one black, one white-at predominantly white institutions, answer the question, "How do we as religious educators effectively teach white students to challenge racially distorted assumptions and promote…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, College Faculty, Race
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Turpin, Katherine – Religious Education, 2017
Christian education served as a tool of White supremacy that played a central role in the devastation of millions of human lives throughout the colonial era of Western expansion. An adequate account of how Christian education paired with colonial imperatives helps to identify where the legacy of White supremacy and imperial domination lives on in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Whites, Racial Bias
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Bentley, Peter S.; Buchanan, Michael T. – Religious Education, 2017
The characteristics of a spiritual direction formation program as part of a postgraduate course were compared with a range of standard higher education academic agendas of learning. The formational characteristics included acknowledgment of prior experience, cooperative community approaches to learning, teachers as partners in learning, reflective…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Graduate Students, Comparative Analysis
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Madson Ankeny, Elizabeth; Maruggi, Matthew – Religious Education, 2017
While there is hesitancy to talk about spirituality in public education, many educators are recognizing the need for an inclusive spirituality as a resource for teachers and students. This research-based article highlights how teachers of students with emotional disturbance experience the spiritual in the school setting and how they foster…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Emotional Disturbances, Transformative Learning, Teaching Experience
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van Wijnen, Harmen; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2017
This article describes how communal aspects of faith find their way back into the lives of adolescents. The communal aspects of faith within individualized societies need more attention. It seems that with the current emphasis on individual faith, the intrinsic power of communal aspects of faith has been lost. This study shows that informal…
Descriptors: Religion, Adolescents, Religious Factors, Tribes
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Bensaid, Benaouda; Machouche, Salah ben Tahar – Religious Education, 2017
This study explores the position of the tradition of Qur'an memorization in the structure of Muslim primary education and intellectual hierarchy while drawing on the Khaldunian perspective regarding the problem of memorization versus comprehension of the Qur'an. This article concludes that the practice of Qur'an memorization is what shapes the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Religious Education, Islam, Memorization
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Zsupan-Jerome, Daniella – Religious Education, 2017
Faith-based engagement with digital culture calls communities of faith beyond an instrumental use of apps, gadgets, and platforms. Rather, engaging in digital culture calls for prophetic engagement that seeks to communicate truth and offer hope in and through digital communication. One salient area for such prophetic engagement is the reality of…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Verbal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Tan, Charlene; Ibrahim, Azhar – Religious Education, 2017
This article explores and compares the salient characteristics and educational influences of humanism in both Islam and Confucianism. It is argued that the humanist tradition in both belief systems upholds the development and transforming ability of human beings. A common aim of education is to nurture God/Way-conscious and virtuous individuals…
Descriptors: Humanism, Religious Education, Confucianism, Islam
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Filipovic, Ana Thea; Rihtar, Stanko – Religious Education, 2017
The first part of the article deals with the European and, specifically, Croatian sociopolitical and cultural framework of inclusive pedagogy and presents its basic postulates. The second part contains answers to questions linked to the treatment of differences in religious education in Croatia and characteristics of teachers that can be linked to…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Teaching Methods
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