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Religious Education Curriculum for 2011-12: World Religions

Unitarian Universalist announces Religious Education Curriculum for 2011-12: World Religions.

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2012 Interfaith Calendar

The Huffington Post’s Religion section presents an interfaith, inclusive religious calendar, –along with photos  –  for nine major world religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Shinto and Sikhism.

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Access Islam

This website provides ten expert-developed, media-rich lesson plans for teaching students in grades 4-8 about Islamic holidays, traditions and cultures. The multimedia is taken from the award-winning PBS series ‘Religions and Ethics Newsweekly’ and provides an effective and thorough introduction to Islam.

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Scriptural Reasoning

Scriptural Reasoning (SR) represents a text study between Christians, Muslims and Jews. It is a practice whereby members of these faiths, in small groups, study together their own and each other’s sacred scriptures. The space created by the three faiths in study together is often likened to the Biblical ‘Tent of Meeting’.
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A First Amendment guide

Knowledge about religions is not only a characteristic of an educated person, but it is also absolutely necessary for understanding and living in a world of diversity. Knowledge of religious differences and the role of religion in the contemporary world can help promote understanding and alleviate prejudice.
First Amandement Center recognizes that study about religion [...]

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Diversity—An Educational Advantage Online Teacher Support Material

Diversity—An Educational Advantage Online Teacher Support Material (TSM) has been developed for use by teachers. A 2009 publication by Fethi Mansouri, Louise Jenkins, Michael Leach and Lucas Walsh, entitled Building Bridges: Creating a Culture of Diversity was distributed to all Victorian Secondary schools as a practical teaching and learning resource in the area of multiculturalism. [...]

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Religious Education in Northern Ireland: Towards New Relationships

This article talk sabout religion and religious education in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's schools have traditionally been separately associated with one or other of its dominant Christian traditions, Catholic or Protestant. The vast majority of children (over 90%) attend the school associated with their own cultural-religious community. While some have argued that this separateness has [...]

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Culture Goggles: Same Holy Land, Different Holidays

In this lesson, students will visit the Culture Goggles exhibit in Xpedition Hall, where students select a religion to see how a Christian, a Jew, or a Muslim might view the Old City of Jerusalem in Israel. Students will also look at how people with different beliefs celebrate winter holidays. This lesson uses two-minute digital [...]

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Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

This website gives an overview of the many activities by the New York Public Library that provide artistic, religious, educational and other aspects of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Agreed Syllabi for Religious Education

This publication of the Brent Council offers guidance on education about religions/religious education at the Foundation stage (ages 3-5), as well as programmes of study for Key Stages 1-4 (ages 5-16). Following National curriculum standards, they clarify the types of knowledge,understanding, skills, attitudes and processes which inform religious education in Brent.

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