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Teacher Training in NYC for Teaching about Religious Diversity

This summer, the Religious Worlds of New York summer institute will bring twenty-five primary and secondary teachers from throughout the United States to New York City for a teacher training session. The teachers will work with leading scholars of religion, … Continue reading

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Interfaith Explorers

Interfaith Explorers is a free UNESCO supported educational resource that helps pupils explore cultural diversity, understand and respect differences, and embrace similarities. Interfaith Week is starting November 17 – 23, 2013.

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Lemons Activity

The objective of this activity developed by Interfaith Explorers is about understanding similarities, differences and valuing uniqueness. Remember to bring lemons!

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Conversation Kits by Project Interfaith

Project Interfaith’s Conversation Kits include all the materials necessary to help you successfully organize your very own interfaith program. The objective of a Speed Dialogue is to facilitate open, respectful conversations about religion, spirituality, belief, culture, stereotypes, and identity. The … Continue reading

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A Trainer’s Guide to Inter-faith Peacebuidling in Sri Lanka

The attached manual has been developed with funding from USAID and the collaboration of Tetra Tech. Sarvodaya and the US-­based organization, Karuna Center for Peace-building,worked intensively with a core group 80 Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Christian religious leaders and additional … Continue reading

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ARDA – The Learning Center

New resources to enhance teaching and learning about religion. Learning modules, lesson plans, syllabi, and videos are available for free.

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Poetry Encourages Self-Expression

Poetry is a way for students to explore topics they might not otherwise talk about. It’s also a powerful tool for social justice. Write about something you hate without naming the thing you hate or using the word “hate.” Write … Continue reading

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Toolkit for “Uncommon Ground”

This Teaching Tolerance toolkit accompanies the article “Uncommon Ground,” and provides a classroom activity to celebrate diversity and build common ground by making personal story quilts. The toolkit can also be used for inspiration in the classroom making use of … Continue reading

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Two Worlds, One School

Building cultural awareness and harmony requires respect, open communication and the ability to compromise. Administrators at an Ohio school district with a large Amish population mastered these skills. The effort put parents at ease and allowed students to build cross-cultural … Continue reading

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EPRID Resources

On this site a variety of resources is available. The European Platform on Religious Intolerance and Discrimination has gathered these reports, letters and guidelines published by both European governments, as well as European institutions discussing freedom of religion and belief … Continue reading

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