Short Notes

Multiculturalism and quality education in pluralistic society
by Pamelia Khaled
The Financial Express
What is the impact of multiculturalism in Canada after 36 years of multicultural policy? Are there similar problems to those in the European countries where multiculturalism has been adopted?

Twelve Years Later, Words Are Still Not Enough
A text by Saadia Faruqi about the twelve years that have passed since the tragic day of 9/11. Saadia Faruqi is an author and consultant with expert knowledge on American Islamic issues. She is portrayed as an interfaith activist.

Finding a Historical Context for Tolerance
Hidden bias can show up in any classroom subject. Read how Jill Silos-Rooney took advantage of a teachable moment in her history class >>

Ramadan for Christians?
This blog entry is about the holy month of Ramadan and highlights some of the very interesting facts about this Muslim tradition.

Many Studies Link Religious Education to Tolerance
This blog entry by Greg Forster discusses the impact of religious education on civic values in America.

Are Gentiles Cool?
This article in the Huff Post is submitted by an Orthodox Jew explaining what his religion teaches him about those who don't share his faith >>

Then and Now: Engaging Religious Diversity in Tanzania
This short text by Georgetown University student Kieran Halloran, a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Regional Studies at Berkely Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs,  is a letter on how Tanzania's religious history has lead to a unique approach to interfaith dialogue.

The Importance of Multicultural Education in American Schools
This short note discusses the relevance and importance of making use of multicultural education in American schools, as students come from a wide array of cultures.

Flamenco, Tai Chi and Six-Text Scriptural Reasoning; Report on a Visit to China
This short note is a report on a study visit to China by David F. Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity Director, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme.

Build Mosque like Swiss Cheese
The Danish paper Jyllandsposten has published this article (in English); an interview with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf discussing the work and efforts required from both the Western as well as the Islamic world to avoid religious tensions and disputes.

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