Guidelines Archive

Religion, Education, Dialogue and Conflict: Perspectives on Religious Education Research

This book is the outcome of a major European project (REDCo) on Religion, Education, Dialogue and Conflict in relation to education about religion and beliefs.

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What’s the Place of Faith in Schools debate

A debate on the place of faith in UK schools between Professor Robert Jackson, Professor James Conroy, Professor Richard Dawkins and the Rt Revd John Pritchard. The debate is available on YouTube:

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Special Religious Instruction (SRI) in Australian Schools

Australian blog on Religious Education discusses the specifics of Special Religious Instruction (SRI) in Australian Schools.

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The Abraham Fund

The Abraham Fund Initiatives has been working since 1989 to promote coexistence and equality among Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens.  Named for the common ancestor of both Jews and Arabs, The Abraham Fund advances a cohesive, secure and just Israeli society by promoting policies based on innovative social models, and by [...]

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Guidelines for Educators On Countering Intolerance and Discrimination Against Muslims Released

These Guidelines for Educators on Countering Intolerance and Discrimination Against Muslims: Addressing Islamophobia through Education has been jointly developed by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the Council of Europe and UNESCO, with input from academic experts, teachers and teacher trainees, representatives from intergovernmental organizations  (including UNAOC), and NGOs.
The guidelines are meant [...]

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Teaching Sensitive and Controversial Issues

This index of papers offers teachers advice and guidance on how to approach teaching sensitive and controversial topics in schools.
Some of the topics covered include creating safe spaces, discussion roles, 'political correctness', media literacy and links to other useful websites.

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Children’s Book Study Guides: The Librarian of Basra and Alia’s Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq

This resource examines two books that offer an opportunity to open up positive discussion about the Iraq War with students.
The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter, and Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq by Mark Alan Stamaty, [...]

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Teaching on Controversial Issues: Guidelines for Teachers

This resource is a teacher's guide to presenting complicated and potentially controversial subjects to students. These guidelines suggest a methodology of approaching difficult subjects which teachers can incorporate into their classes.

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Islam: Empire of Faith – An Introduction to Islam and Muhammad

This is the first of five lessons aimed at students in grades 6012, providing a broad overview of Islam. This lesson guide provides an outline of the topics to be covered and the procedure of carrying out these lessons.

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Belieforama offers a panoramic approach to issues of religion and belief, bringing a variety of views, perspectives and sectors to the table and empowering all (including those of no belief or practice) to engage in this theme.
Belieforama provides a Community of Practice (CoP) and Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) to support individuals and organisations [...]

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