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A Teacher’s Guide to Religion in the Public Schools

This teacher's guide argues that it is constitutional to teach aboutreligion in public schools and it is a subject that should be includedin the curriculum. It is emphasized that teaching about religion needsto be fair and objective, and students should not be pressured toaccept any religion.  The article proposes how much to discuss aboutreligion in [...]

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Gallup Coexist Index 2009

The Gallup Coexist Index 2009: A Global Study of Interfaith Relations report offers an in-depth analysis of perceptions and attitudes about various religions, with a special focus on Islam in France, Germany and the UK. It also includes interesting data about perceptions about interfaith relations in other world regions. See the full report and executive [...]

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Dimension des religions et des convictions non religieuses dans l’éducation interculturelle – Recommandation CM/Rec(2008)12 et exposé des motifs (2009)

Elle a été adoptée par le Comite des Ministres du Conseil de l’Europe le 10 décembre 2008, faisant aboutir le projet réalisé par le Comité directeur de l’éducation sur le nouveau défi interculturel de l’éducation: diversité religieuse et dialogue en Europe (2002-2005).

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ABCs of Religion in Schools

This activity encourages teachers to teach students about world religions as an integrated part of academic life. The activity stresses maintaining neutrality, keeping the class academic, teaching about the faiths behind certain holidays, and focusing on respect inquiry.

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Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities

 “The following draft of human responsibilities seeks to bring freedom and responsibility into balance and to promote a move from the freedom of indifference to the freedom of involvement. If one person or government seeks to maximize freedom but does it at the expense of others, a large number of people will suffer. If human [...]

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Religion and Belief Systems in Asia

This website has a detailed lesson plan to teach about the different religions and belief systems in Asia. The website also includes links to worksheets students can use during this lesson. The worksheets include a blank map of Asia and a sheet of questions. The lesson plan is centered on the idea that students will [...]

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Toledo guiding principles on teaching about religions and beliefs in public schools

The Guiding Principles offer practical guidance for preparing curricula for teaching about religions and beliefs, preferred procedures for assuring fairness in the development of curricula, and standards for how they could be implemented. They highlight procedures and practices concerning the training of those who implement such curricula, and the treatment of the pupils from many [...]

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National Policy on Religion and Education: South Africa

The policy covers the different aspects of Religious Education, Religious Instruction and Religious Observances, and is applicable in all South African public schools.
The policy specifies the contents of Religion Education, which is the curricular program for religious education. It describes the clear and age-appropriate educational aims and objectives, for teaching and learning about religions, and [...]

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Religious Education – World Religions: A Curriculum Guide

“This religious education curriculum acknowledges and supports the
notion that young people have a spiritual dimension and grow
spiritually as well as physically, emotionally, psychologically and
intellectually.
This religious education curriculum acknowledges that the essence of
all inter-faith dialogue is the awareness that human beings share
essential truths and experiences that are much more important than
those which divide them.
This religious education [...]

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Grade 3 Religious Education Interim Curriculum Guide

 “The Newfoundland and Labrador religious education curriculum
is shaped by a vision of enabling and encouraging students to
grow religiously, spiritually and morally into informed, caring
and contributing members of society, who appreciate their own
beliefs and values, and the beliefs and values of others, and who
understand the contribution that Christianity and other religionsmake to human life.” (page 1)

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