Teaching About Religions in European School Systems

This study was prepared within the framework of the “Religion and Democracy in Europe” Initiative of the Network of European Foundations (NEF). It provides an overview of the diversity of approaches in place in the European Union as far as teaching about religions in schools is concerned. While confessional education remains the most widespread approach, non-confessional and pluri-religious teaching, as well as teaching about “religious facts” seems to be gaining ground, in line with recommendations adopted at European level. The study identifies key issues and challenges facing EU education systems if teaching about religions is to contribute effectively to intercultural and citizenship education. It proposes a European reference framework on the conditions for high-quality intercultural teaching about religions and other convictions in state education. The study is accessible in English and French on the NEF website: www.nefic.org 

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