St. Patrick’s College, Thurles and the Irish Centre for Religious Education (ICRE), Mater Dei Institute will hold a Symposium on “The Ethics of Religious Education?” April 19, 2013.
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Michael Drumm, Chairperson of the Catholic Schools Partnership.
The place of religious education in Irish society is currently being re-evaluated and its once privileged place in the education system is being called into question. This one-day symposium seeks to explore both the current situation and the possibility of alternative approaches to religious education from a variety of perspectives, including: religious education, religious studies, philosophy, ethics, theology, education, politics, psychology, history and equality studies as well as the broader humanities and social sciences. Please see the call for papers for more details.