Tag Archives: United States of America

Talk, Dec. 5, “Religion in American War and Diplomacy: A History,” USA

[ December 5, 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The Institute for Religion, Culture & Public Life at Columbia University is pleased to announce a talk by Andrew Preston, Professor of History at the University of Cambridge on the role played by religion in American war and diplomacy. Professor Preston is the author of Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War [...]

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Places of Faith: A Road Trip Across America’s Landscape

David Brigg’s review of Places of Faith: A Road Trip Across America’s Landscape (OUP, 2012) by Christopher Scheitle and Roger Finke underscores the linkage between knowledge about each other’s religions and the lessening of prejudice, as well as the similarities and differences between faith communities in the USA.

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Teaching @ Tolerance – Bursting Stereotypes

  This website provides a lesson plan about tolerance modeled around the work and lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Five lesson plans are provided which each focus on a different message of tolerance. Each lesson plan covers a specific age group, ranging from grades Kindergarten through high school.
“Bursting Stereotypes” activity involves students bursting balloons [...]

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Teaching @ Tolerance – How tolerant are kids in your school

  This website provides a lesson plan about tolerance modeled around the work and lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Five lesson plans are provided which each focus on a different message of tolerance. Each lesson plan covers a specific age group, ranging from grades Kindergarten through high school.
“How tolerant are kids in your school?” [...]

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Change the Story, the U.S. – Muslim Engagement Project

The Change the Story curriculum offers a starting point for increased knowledge and understanding of Islam and the Muslim community in an effort to reduce misinformation and promote mutual respect.

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Teaching @ Tolerance – Teaching about tolerance through music

  This website provides a lesson plan about tolerance modeled around the work and lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Five lesson plans are provided which each focus on a different message of tolerance. Each lesson plan covers a specific age group, ranging from grades Kindergarten through high school.
“Teaching about tolerance through music” activity has [...]

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Teaching @ Tolerance – Everybody is unique: A lesson in respect for others

  This website provides a lesson plan about tolerance modeled around the work and lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Five lesson plans are provided which each focus on a different message of tolerance. Each lesson plan covers a specific age group, ranging from grades Kindergarten through high school.
“Everybody is unique: A lesson in respect [...]

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Approach to Teaching Religious Tolerance

This link contains a lesson plan for teaching about religious tolerance. The lesson plan focuses around the concept of religious freedom and how this issue is critical to understanding rights in the United States. References to the Constitution, specifically the First Amendment, are made throughout the lesson plan. Emphasis is placed on discussing the major [...]

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Religion, Culture, and Diversity

"Background. Overview: Diversity and pluralism are hallmarks of our society. The plethora of traditions and values that share our continent are bound both to conflict with, and to enrich, one other. Each new group of immigrants challenges the mainstream to accept its religion and culture, and is challenged to keep its identity while getting along [...]

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Teaching Tolerance

This site has various materials for teaching about tolerance.
Under the “Classroom Activities” section, activities are listed for students to engage with one another in the classroom and at school while promoting tolerance and understanding.In the “Kits and Handbooks” section, different books, documentaries, and training tools are listed for teachers to order for free. The materials [...]

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