Interfaith Education for All

Interfaith Education for All

Author: Duncan R. Wielzen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463511704

Category: Education

Page: 10

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Living together in the midst of diversity is an issue of pivotal importance all over the world, in particular for people involved in the education of the younger generation. The search intended in this publication is to find the means to go beyond mere tolerance of differences. Education as envisioned in this book engages learners in active citizenship and enables pupils and students – young people – to transform their social environment. Learning about the other, and – to a certain extent – appreciating the other’s perspective, together with acquiring dialogical skills are key elements for learning to live together with people from different cultural backgrounds and with diverse religious and secular worldviews. Hence, faith development, dialogicality and citizenship are central themes in this publication. This book brings together the latest insights and ‘best practices’ available in the fields of religious education from around the world, which are reflected upon by distinguished scholars in the field. The input provided by the three parts of this book will give every educator further food for thought, be it in the classroom, at home or in leisure activities. The diversity approach of this book is mirrored in the composition of the team of editors. Duncan Wielzen is a theologian with research interest in religious education in plural societies; Ina Ter Avest is a psychologist with a focus on the intersectionality of psychology, culture and religion. The focus of both editors is on (inter)faith education, its implication and further development.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education

Author: Michael D. Waggoner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199386826

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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From the founding of Harvard College in 1636 as a mission for training young clergy to the landmark 1968 Supreme Court decision in Epperson v. Arkansas, which struck down the state's ban on teaching evolution in schools, religion and education in the United States have been inextricably linked. Still today new fights emerge over the rights and limitations of religion in the classroom. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education brings together preeminent scholars from the fields of religion, education, law, and political science to craft a comprehensive survey and assessment of the study of religion and education in the United States. The essays in the first part develop six distinct conceptual lenses through which to view American education, including Privatism, Secularism, Pluralism, Religious Literacy, Religious Liberty, and Democracy. The following four parts expand on these concepts in a diverse range of educational frames: public schools, faith-based K-12 education, higher education, and lifespan faith development. Designed for a diverse and interdisciplinary audience, this addition to the Oxford Handbook series sets for itself a broad goal of understanding the place of religion and education in a modern democracy.

Value Education: Based On All The Religions Of The World (In Two Volumes)

Value Education: Based On All The Religions Of The World (In Two Volumes)

Author: Sukh Lal Dhani

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 8178355655

Category: Dalits

Page: 394

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The book on Value Education, based on all the religions of the world, is an anthology. During Dr. Promilla Kapur s. Travels, she was approached by many eminent scholars to compile a book based on the teachings of all the religions of the world. It was a Herqulion task but the efforts were worth the trouble. In the month of January 2001 she started approaching the eminent. Scholars and religious heads to write chapters of the book. The most eminent scholars in Hinduism, Jainism, Aryaa Samaj, Islam, Christianity, Zorastrisism, Sikhism Bhai s faith and so on were contacted. Almost hundred reminders to each were sent. At one stage it gave the feelings that it was an impossible task, but the tenacity of Dr. Promilla Kapur kept her on the track. By January of 2004 the chapters started arriving. All the religious leaders and eminent scholars gave the word of wisdom on all the religions of the world. It was heartening to read that not a single chapter writer differed form the positive image of each religion. The preaching was almost identical. Love, affection, caring and sharing. Forgiveness, tolerance and compassion for the entire human beings were the common theme revealed in all the papers. The book is the need of the hour and will earn its proper place in the human society all over the world.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Culture and Identity from Early Childhood to Early Adulthood

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Culture and Identity from Early Childhood to Early Adulthood

Author: Ruth Wills

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350157163

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 302

How do children determine which identity becomes paramount as they grow into adolescence and early adulthood? Which identity results in patterns of behaviour as they develop? To whom or to which group do they feel a sense of belonging? How might children, adolescents and young adults negotiate the gap between their own sense of identity and the values promoted by external influences? The contributors explore the impact of globalization and pluralism on the way most children and adolescents grow into early adulthood. They look at the influences of media and technology that can be felt within the living spaces of their homes, competing with the religious and cultural influences of family and community, and consider the ways many children and adolescents have developed multiple and virtual identities which help them to respond to different circumstances and contexts. They discuss the ways that many children find themselves in a perpetual state of shifting identities without ever being firmly grounded in one, potentially leading to tension and confusion particularly when there is conflict between one identity and another. This can result in increased anxiety and diminished self-esteem. This book explores how parents, educators and social and health workers might have a raised awareness of the issues generated by plural identities and the overpowering human need to belong so that they can address associated issues and nurture a sense of wholeness in children and adolescents as they grow into early adulthood.

Practical Interfaith

Practical Interfaith

Author: Rev. Steven Greenebaum

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594735691

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Interfaith as a Faith—A Way to Move Past Preaching about Love and Compassion to Actually Practicing Them “A commitment to Interfaith is no small commitment. Nor is it an easy commitment. But I do believe it can be a rewarding and healing one. Interfaith widens our world. And, if we let it, Interfaith frees us from the imprisoning shackles of one of the most debilitating of all human emotions—fear of the ‘other.’” —from Chapter 6 The interfaith movement is taking root. More and more of us are exploring it. At the same time interfaith finds itself at a crossroads. Where do we go now? Rev. Steven Greenebaum not only suggests the faith of Interfaith as a positive way forward but also offers a practical, down-to-earth approach to a more spiritually fulfilling life. In this accessible how-to guide, Greenebaum addresses: What it means to practice Interfaith as a faith and why you might want to embrace it.Why you can choose Interfaith as a faith and still keep your own spiritual tradition.How to establish the necessary foundations to start an Interfaith spiritual community.How to choose the right minister for your Interfaith community.What you can expect as your community forms and grows.And much, much more. Along with offering resources such as Interfaith liturgy and guides to Interfaith church governance, he includes the voices of members of the Living Interfaith Church, the community he founded, to share their whys and hows of participating in an Interfaith church.

The Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies

The Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies

Author: Lucinda Mosher

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781647121648

Category: Religion

Page: 568

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The Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies provides fifty thought-provoking chapters on the field’s unique history, priorities, challenges, pedagogies, and practical applications, written by an international roster of experts and practitioners across religious traditions. This will serve as a valuable reference to students in the field.

Religious Leadership

Religious Leadership

Author: Sharon Henderson Callahan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506354903

Category: Religion

Page: 824

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This 2-volume set within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of religion. It explores such themes as the contexts in which religious leaders move, leadership in communities of faith, leadership as taught in theological education and training, religious leadership impacting social change and social justice, and more. Topics are examined from multiple perspectives, traditions, and faiths. Features & Benefits: By focusing on key topics with 100 brief chapters, we provide students with more depth than typically found in encyclopedia entries but with less jargon or density than the typical journal article or research handbook chapter. Signed chapters are written in language and style that is broadly accessible. Each chapter is followed by a brief bibliography and further readings to guide students to sources for more in-depth exploration in their research journeys. A detailed index, cross-references between chapters, and an online version enhance accessibility for today's student audience.

Faith in the Neighborhood: Belonging

Faith in the Neighborhood: Belonging

Author: Lucinda Mosher

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596271517

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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This series of books explores what it means to live and worship among the many faiths unique to America's neighborhoods. Each book in the series illuminates the questions Christians have about other faiths such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Baha'i, Zoroastrianism, Afro-Caribbean religions, Native-American religions, Confucianism, and Shinto. Different faiths have different ideals of community, and different kinds of rules. In Belonging Lucinda Mosher explores the vocabulary of America's many religions, the theologies and rituals that create a sense of belonging, and how these religions handle life's stages--welcoming babies, rites of passage for adolescents, initiation, and conversion. Interwoven with interviews and personal stories, Belonging is intended for interfaith education of all kinds. A quick guide to each religion, a glossary, and recommended reading are included.

Religion in Secular Education

Religion in Secular Education

Author: Cathy Byrne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004264342

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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In Religion in Secular Education Cathy Byrne explores the secular principle as a guiding compass for religions in state schools. Historical and contextual research and international comparisons explore the ideologies, policies, pedagogies and practices affecting national and individual religious identity.

Being Both

Being Both

Author: Susan Katz Miller

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807013205

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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A book on the growing number of interfaith families raising children in two religions Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is a leader in the growing movement of families electing to raise children in both religions, rather than in one religion or the other (or without religion). Miller draws on original surveys and interviews with parents, students, teachers, and clergy, as well as on her own journey, in chronicling this grassroots movement. Being Both is a book for couples and families considering this pathway, and for the clergy and extended family who want to support them. Miller offers inspiration and reassurance for parents exploring the unique benefits and challenges of dual-faith education, and she rebuts many of the common myths about raising children with two faiths. Being Both heralds a new America of inevitable racial, ethnic, and religious intermarriage, and asks couples who choose both religions to celebrate this decision.