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Religious Holidays 2014: An Interfaith Calendar (Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim And More)

Huffington post has published this Interfaith Calendar of the religious holidays of 2014. Click through it to see all the beautiful photographs of celebrations of the world’s numerous beautiful and sacred holidays.

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Religion Photos Of 2013 Capture The Year’s Most Powerful Moments

The editors of HuffPost Religion created this collection of 2013′s most moving photographs.

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Five Things Changing the Way Religions Interact

This text is a report from A Season of International Interfaith Conferences, held in late November 2013.
The observations summarizes the interesting discussions and issues raised amongst the leading experts on religion and education.

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Avoiding the Holiday ‘Balance Traps’

Balancing holiday inclusion in your classroom can be tough and time-consuming, but ensuring equity is worth it. Take the time to do it well in December and year round. Teaching Tolerance has published this blog entry with various suggestions as how to avoid these Holiday issues.

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The Power of Imagination

“One really important thing is how we imagine the world, how we create some of the reality that we live in by imagining it. The phenomenon of the social imaginary gives us not just some topics that we talk about, but the very way we talk, the way we think of the world. How do [...]

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Evaluating religious education

This submission to the Jakarta Post by the secretary to the Directorate General of Islamic Education at the Religious Affairs Ministry depict the differences in religious education. The author describes his experience from a visit to the UK where he found religious education to be very different from that of Indonesia.

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Pluralism in Islam and the Ethics of Coexistence

On October 10th, Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina introduced his efforts on the roots of pluralism and coexistence within Islam to his audience at Hartford Seminary. This text is the result of a talk between Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina and Elena Dini about the conference held by the Professor at Hartford Seminary: “Political Theology of Pluralism in Islam: [...]

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Fostering Pluralism: Received Models under Scrutiny

This issue of ResetDOC (October 28 – November 18, 2013) holds three essays on the debate on viable models for the coexistence of diversity.
- Authenticity of Cultures and of Persons, Beate Roessler, University of Amsterdam
- The Emerging Domain of the Political, David M. Rasmussen, Boston College, USA
- Modernity, citizenship and democracy. A case study: Rethinking [...]

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Pluralism: A Key Opportunity for the 21st Century

Kofi Annan is the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In this excerpt from the 2013 Pluralism Lecture at the Global Centre for Pluralism, Ottawa (Canada) he talks about importance of managing “the conflicting pressures that pluralism invariably brings”.

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Citizenship consolidated? A survey of citizenship in schools between 2009 and 2012

New report on Citizenship Education in the UK has been published by The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills recently. The report evaluates the quality of citizenship education in primary and secondary schools. It is based on evidence from inspections of citizenship between September 2009 and July 2012 in 126 maintained schools [...]

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