Short Notes Archive

Democracy in the scope of religions

Radwan Masmoudi has submitted this short text for the Reset Doc web magazine on the development of the Islamic religion over the past fifty years alongside the rise of democracy across the Islamic world.

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Who is welcome at the holiday table?

This article published in the INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the CEO of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Joyce S. Dubensky discusses the various issues and clashes that may occur in the Holiday season based on religious differences.
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On the freedom of the concepts of religion and belief

This blog entry takes up unusual angles to the discussion on religion freedom and law.

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Religion in Early American Education

This short text is a brief description of religion in America in the 17th century.

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Teach kids not just faith, but to think

This short note stresses the importance of the education of children and wishes to stress freedom of thought and how this should be fairly manifested in our national education goals.

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Religious organizations strive for understanding

On 2 October Charles Kimball, director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma in Norman gave a presentation entitled “Lethal Religion: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion.” The speech discussed the dangers and conflicts that religious differences can cause – a subject at the heart of many.
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GHFP/UNAOC Symposium on Religion, Spirituality and Education — Report

This is the report of a symposium organized by the Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace in partnership with the UNAOC’s Education about Religions and Beliefs Project in Marrakesh, Feb 24-26, 2012.

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Paying the price for religious illiteracy

Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar at the  Freedom Forum First Amendment Center  and director of the  Religious Freedom Education Project  at the  Newseum  in Washington, has written this input to the Washington Post about the importance of religious education. The text discusses the current situation of the religious education in America, criticizing it for lacking [...]

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The Case for Multifaith Education

This text from the Alban Institute discusses the importance of multifaith education on the base of three things; the news, the pews and religious views. Rabbi Justus N. Baird uses the three points to make his case on why multicultural education is more important than ever in today’s globalized societies >>

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L’importance capitale de la qualité de l’éducation et de l’enseignement dans la compréhension et l’application de la religion

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