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The future of religious education in Europe

This book covers the various approaches to religious education in public schools. The papers gathered in this publication cover the conceptual debate on the subject, ranging from a confessional approach to a sociological approach with an inclusive model as the middle-position.

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REforREal Report: The Future of Teaching and Learning about Religion and Belief

The RE for REal project, led by Adam Dinham and Martha Shaw, has released a report on “The Future of Teaching and Learning about Religion and Belief” in England.
The report provides a new evidence-base to support and facilitate continuing national discussions on religious education through in depth analysis of the views of students, teachers, parents [...]

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Signposts – Policy and practice for teaching about religions and non-religious world views in intercultural education

This publication from the The Council of Europe is meant to provide a context on issues of teaching about religions and non-religious world views in the context of prior COE recommendations and exchanges.

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A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in UK Schools

A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in UK Schools

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Policies and Politics of Teaching Religion

In many states the role of religion and religious communities is controversial. While this is particularly true of predominantly Muslim countries, it also holds for Europe. The controversy revolves not least around the issue of religious instruction.
What is the legal basis of religious instruction, in which institutions does it take place, who draws up the [...]

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Conference report Religion, foreign policy and development: making better policy to make a bigger difference

In the beginning of February (3.-5.) this year (2014)the Wilton Park conference took place. The theme was: Religion, foreign policy and development: making better policy to make a bigger difference.
The conference brought together academics, policy makers, diplomats, development practitioners and religious actors to discuss challenges and opportunities for learning and closer collaboration in the integration [...]

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What is religion in China? A brief history

A short text about religion in China. The text takes you back to the early history and the Shamaniac religions that were the earliest religions recorded in China. Through the interactions of European religious traditions, the Qing Dynasty, and to the more recent history of religion and politics that have influenced the religious landscape of [...]

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Education Integration Challenges

Education Integration Challenges: the Case of Australian Muslims is a publication which compliments an earlier book by the same author Dr. Abe Ata entitled:  Us and Them: Christian Muslim relations and cultural Harmony in Australia (David Lovell Publishing, 2010).
This new book additionally show results from a national survey which was conducted by the author for [...]

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Why do schools sideline religious education?

Relgious education at school teaches students to understand different viewpoints, says a student blogger who has submitted his entry to the Guardian’s section ‘Blogging students’. “RE taught me valuable skills, but it is still isn’t taken seriously in schools”, he writes asking “Why do schools sideline religious education”.

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Booklet: Religious NGOs and the United Nations

This booklet is based on a three- year project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council in the UK. It was carried out between November 2009 and November 2012 with a team of researchers at the University of Kent, UK.
The report show some very interesting results on the [...]

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