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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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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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The Call to Teach: Multicultural Education

This blog entry is submitted by the author of the book: “The Call to Teach: An introduction to teach.” In the article Matthew Lynch discusses the importance of multiculturalism in the classroom. Important subjects to touch upon during education is mentioned and explained in the article.

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Religion and volunteering: What motivates people of faith to serve thy neighbor

What leads religious individuals to volunteer at a community food bank, or to care for the sick or to build houses and schools for neighbors in their community and across the world? The answer is complex, with personal faith, worship attendance and social networks all playing a role, according to new research.
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