Scholarly Articles

What is religion in China? A brief history
by (no author name provided)
(no source provided)
A short text about religion in China. The text takes you back to the early history and the Shamaniac religions that were the earliest religions recorded in China. Through the interactions of European religious traditions, the Qing Dynasty, and to the more recent history of religion and politics that have influenced the religious landscape of the country.

Religion peace and interfaith dialogue importance
by Lirika Canhasi
Believe in Tolerance - Interfaith Campaign for a better Europe
An article for the Interfaith Campaign for a better Europe about the difference between faith and religion and the importance of interfaith dialogue.

Fostering Pluralism: Received Models under Scrutiny
by Various
This issue of ResetDOC (October 28 - November 18, 2013) holds three essays on the debate on viable models for the coexistence of diversity. - Authenticity of Cultures and of Persons, Beate Roessler, University of Amsterdam - The Emerging Domain of the Political, David M. Rasmussen, Boston College, USA - Modernity, citizenship and democracy. A case study: Rethinking the «Kurdish question» in Turkey, E. Fuat Keyman, Sabancı University, Istanbul Beate Roessler’s article addresses the fundamental problem for intercultural relations of how to conceive that flourishing of a culture (and persons within a culture) which then specific legal provisions or administrative policies may enhance or stifle. David Rasmussen revisits the notion of the political, while Fuat Keyman addresses these issues with reference to the centrality of the ‘Kurdish Question’ for the consolidation of Turkish Democracy.

Resetdoc Essays Collection: Islam and the Emerging Patterns of its Political Transformation
by Various
With this summer issue of its Essays collection, Resetdoc presents to its readers the research and thoughts of three prominent intellectuals on the political transformations experienced by Islam and its numerous interlocutors throughout history up to present time.

Multiculturalism as important characteristic of contemporary education
by Aneta Barakoska
International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE)
This entry in the International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), stresses the importance of multicultural education in many contemporary societies characterized by cultural varieties, multilingualism, and different ethnic and confessional views.

Educational twinning across continents
by Yehuda Peled, Israel. Western Galilee Academic College and Ohalo Academic College Carol Lloyd Rozansky, Columbia College Chicago
Academic Exchange Quarterly
Two elementary schools, one in Israel and the other in the United States has initiated an Educational Twinning program where two classrooms from separate geographical and national areas infuse added value to traditional learning through joint activities that are designed to promote collaborative learning across schools. This article describes the longitudinal study that was conducted of the program.

Student Voices on Impact of Teaching About World Religions
by Emile Lester, Patrick Roberts
University of Mary Washington; Virginia Tech University
Utilizing the voices of student interviewees from Modesto , Dr. Emile Lester, University of Mary Washington and Dr. Patrick Roberts, Virginia Tech University, discuss in this article the impact of teaching about world religions on intolerance/tolerance, religious freedom, and changes in beliefs.

Interfaith Dialogue and Religious Education: Indonesia
by Zainal A. Bagir
CRCS, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
In this article, Zainal A. Bagir from our partner organization Gadjah Mada University's Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies explores the theoretical and practical implications of making interfaith dialogue a part of religious education, whether in a mono-religious model, a multi-religious model or an inter-religious model.This article makes special reference to the Indonesian case.

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