Teaching for a Multifaith World

Teaching for a Multifaith World

Author: Eleazar S. Fernandez

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498239745

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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When religious diversity is our reality, radical hospitality to people of other faiths is not a luxury but a necessity. More than necessary for our survival, radical hospitality to religious diversity is necessary if we are to thrive as a global society. By no means does the practice of hospitality in a multifaith world require that we be oblivious of our differences. On the contrary, it demands a respectful embrace of our differences because that's who we are. Neither does radical hospitality require that we water down our commitment, because faithfulness and openness are not contradictory. We must be able to say with burning passion that we are open to the claims of other faiths because we are faithful to our religious heritage. The essays in this book do not offer simply theological exhortations; they offer specific ways of how we can become religiously competent citizens in a multifaith world. Let's take the bold steps of radical openness with this book on our side!

A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World

A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World

Author: Matthew L.N. Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317595977

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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***WINNER: Cheryl Frank Memorial Prize, International Association of Critical Realism.*** A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World provides a comprehensively theorised and practical approach to thinking systematically and deeply about Islam and Muslims in a multi-faith world. It makes the case for a contemporary educational philosophy to help young Muslims surmount the challenges of post-modernity and to transcend the hiatuses and obstacles that they face in their interaction and relationships with non-Muslims and visa-versa. It argues that the philosophy of critical realism in its original, dialectical and metaReal moments so fittingly ‘underlabours’ (Bhaskar, 1975) for the contemporary interpretation, clarification and conceptual deepening of Islamic doctrine, practice and education as to suggest a distinctive branch of critical realist philosophy, specifically suited for this purpose. This approach is called Islamic Critical Realism. The book proceeds to explain how this Islamic Critical Realist approach can serve the interpretation of the consensual elements of Islamic doctrine, such as the six elements of Islamic belief and the five ‘pillars’ of Islamic practice, so that these essential features of the Muslim way of life can help Muslim young people to contribute positively to life in multi-faith liberal democracies in a globalising world. Finally, the book shows how this Islamic Critical Realist approach can be brought to bear in humanities classrooms by history, religious education and citizenship teachers to help Muslim young people engage informatively and transformatively with themselves and others in multi-faith contexts.

Teaching Adolescents Religious Literacy in a Post-9/11 World

Teaching Adolescents Religious Literacy in a Post-9/11 World

Author: Robert Nash

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607523130

Category: Education

Page: 225

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For thousands of years, religion has been a key element of human societies. Whenever we, as educators, exclude or minimize religion’s vast role in society, we leave out a large part of our world’s shared history. This is a serious act of educational omission, even neglect, on the part of our nation’s public middle and secondary schools, particularly when adolescents are so ready to engage in meaningful conversation about the world that surrounds them. Our book’s central purpose is to provide middle-level and high school teachers with the necessary background knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to help adolescents become religiously literate learners and citizens. Currently, there is no text like ours on the market that both covers a number of world religions, and presents concrete recommendations for teaching and learning this material. Our book is meant to educate the following audiences: teacher educators, middle-level and high school teachers in all content areas, administrators, school boards, and parents. For us, educating for religious literacy is all about bringing adolescents into the 21st century of teeming religious and spiritual diversity—a long-neglected component of the multicultural curriculum in public schools. In a post-9/11 world, religious literacy requires that students understand the whats and whys of differing religious beliefs, both in their own country and elsewhere. It means looking for commonalities, as well as differences, between and among the great wisdom traditions—both nationally and internationally. It is about understanding how all of us might live peacefully in a religiously diverse world. Our book accomplishes these goals by being informative, practical, experiential, case-based, and, above all, accessible to beginners.

From Bubble to Bridge

From Bubble to Bridge

Author: Marion H. Larson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830851560

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Understanding our religious neighbors is more important than ever—but also more challenging. In a world of deep religious strife and increasing pluralism it can seem safer to remain inside the "bubble" of our faith community. Christian college campuses in particular provide a strong social bubble that reinforces one's faith identity in distinction from the wider society. Many Christians worry that engaging in interfaith dialogue will require watering down their faith and accepting other religions as equally true. Bethel University professors Marion Larson and Sara Shady not only make the case that we can love our religious neighbors without diluting our commitment, but also offer practical wisdom and ideas for turning our faith bubbles into bridges of religious inclusion and interfaith engagement. Drawing on the parables of Jesus, research on interreligious dialogue, and their own classroom experience, Larson and Shady provide readers with the tools they need to move beyond the bubble. Interfaith dialogue is difficult, and From Bubble to Bridge is the timely guide we have been waiting for.

Teaching for a Multifaith World

Teaching for a Multifaith World

Author: Eleazar S. Fernandez

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498239752

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 842

When religious diversity is our reality, radical hospitality to people of other faiths is not a luxury but a necessity. More than necessary for our survival, radical hospitality to religious diversity is necessary if we are to thrive as a global society. By no means does the practice of hospitality in a multifaith world require that we be oblivious of our differences. On the contrary, it demands a respectful embrace of our differences because that's who we are. Neither does radical hospitality require that we water down our commitment, because faithfulness and openness are not contradictory. We must be able to say with burning passion that we are open to the claims of other faiths because we are faithful to our religious heritage. The essays in this book do not offer simply theological exhortations; they offer specific ways of how we can become religiously competent citizens in a multifaith world. Let's take the bold steps of radical openness with this book on our side!

What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue

What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue

Author: Richard M Landau

Publisher: Richard M Landau

ISBN: 9780991802609

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue, Second Edition is a non-fiction handbook and guide for the increasing numbers of people who are becoming involved with interfaith dialogue. Written in an accessible style, the work explains how to overcome basic differences and yet ensure the longevity and productivity of an interfaith dialogue group. So many dialogue groups grind to a halt because of group politics, differences in approach, and no sense of what the group should do beyond talking. What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue addresses all of these issues based on author Richard M. Landau’s observations of both failed and successful interfaith dialogue groups over the past 30 years. Readers will come away with a knowledge of the tools required to start and conduct successful interfaith or inter-denominational dialogue. It will aid the reader to build bridges of understanding, resolve conflicts, and identify problems before they develop.

Threshold Dwellers in the Age of Global Pandemic

Threshold Dwellers in the Age of Global Pandemic

Author: Eleazar S. Fernandez

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666709216

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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So many lives have been lost now and the death toll still continues to rise because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The poor and the marginalized, not surprisingly, have been disproportionately affected. The pandemic has exposed the fault lines not only in our healthcare but also in our political and economic system, a system driven by the pursuit of the bottom line--profits. If we are not only to survive but also thrive as a global society, the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic must lead us to explore ways of thinking, being, and dwelling that promote our shared flourishing. It is time to take personal stock about ourselves: who we are, where we have been, and where we are heading. What can the pandemic teach us about ourselves? What is it revealing about us and our situation? How shall we dwell together? Do we want to wake up to a new and better tomorrow after this nighttime of pandemic? That will largely depend on the way we respond now. Who are we becoming in this time of pandemic? What daily practices are we doing as embodiments of the new world we are anticipating?

Learning to Teach RE in the Secondary School

Learning to Teach RE in the Secondary School

Author: Anne-Marie Brandom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134649228

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Learning to Teach Religious Education in the Secondary School draws together insights from current educational theory and the best contemporary classroom teaching and learning, and suggests tasks, activities, and further reading designed to enhance the quality of initial school experience for the student teacher. It aims to support teachers in developing levels of religious and theological literacy, both of individual pupils and the society as a whole. Practising teachers and students will appreciate this comprehensive and accessible introduction to the craft of teaching Religious Education in the secondary school.

Theological Renewal for the Third Millennium

Theological Renewal for the Third Millennium

Author: Veli-Matti Karkkainen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666713541

Category: Religion

Page: 353

View: 172

Amos Yong has stated that Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen has become “one of the more important theologians to be reckoned with in our time.” This becoming has developed over the course of many decades with prolific contributions in essays, monographs, lectures, and other mediums. The goal of this book, then, is to offer a curated selection of Kärkkäinen’s essays for both new and established reader of Kärkkäinen. This volume offers an accessible introduction to Kärkkäinen’s diverse contribution for readers who are only familiar with his popular survey texts or are new to his work overall. And yet, for those familiar with his theology, this volume provides insights into the journey his theological contributions have taken over the last fifteen years and serves as a kind of intellectual storyboard leading into his five-volume constructive systematics. In sum, this book seeks to offer a wide-ranging taste of Kärkkäinen’s trajectory that will inspire more research into his work and ever more attention to his important constructive contributions to global twenty-first-century theology.

Multi-faith Activity Assemblies

Multi-faith Activity Assemblies

Author: Elizabeth Peirce

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415303591

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Packed full of ideas for multi-faith assemblies including stories, songs, drama activities, and background information on six major world religions, this book makes an essential addition to the staffroom bookshelf.

24/7 Christian

24/7 Christian

Author: Christine M. Fletcher

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814649930

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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How do we reconnect our faith and our life and move beyond being hour-a-week Christians? In 24/7 Christian, Christine Fletcher brings the riches of the Second Vatican Council with its teachings on the universal call to holiness, the freedom of conscience, and the role of the laity in the world together with the wisdom of the Rule of St. Benedict to provide a practical guide to becoming a Christian 24/7. Fletcher shows the importance of Catholics’ faith in meeting the challenges facing people today, including climate change, global inequality, and family breakdown.