Other Religions and No Religion: A Classroom approach to interreligious dialogue in religious education

Foley, Toni, and Dinan-Thompson, Maree (2019) Other Religions and No Religion: A Classroom approach to interreligious dialogue in religious education. In: Rymarz, Richard, and Sharkey, Paul, (eds.) Moving from Theory to Practice - religious educators in the classroom. Vaughan Publishing, Mulgrave, VIC, Australia, pp. 308-325.

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[Extract] The advancing tide of ‘no religious’ affiliation and the increased diversity of institutional religious identity in Australia continues to highlight the pervasive reality of a pluralistic society (Bouma & Halafoff, 2017; ABS, 2016; McCrindle, 2017; Independent Schools Council of Australia, 2018). Globalisation through immigration, along with cultural changes, has brought diversity within religions and a plethora of options for religious and non-religious worldviews. Catholic schools are no longer primarily populated by Catholics nor necessarily staffed by practicing Catholics with strong personal faith. Many students in contemporary Catholic schools are products of a de-traditionalising society and often not beneficiaries of religious or other traditions handed down through generations (Boeve, 2012). Modern Catholic schools, however, have evolved with and through the influence of many factors including globalisation, changes in education, a decreased engagement with institutional Church, digital technology advancements and economic and environmental developments, to name a few.

Item ID: 77890
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 9780648524618
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Copyright Information: Copyright © Richard Rymarz & Paul Sharkey
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2023 04:31
FoR Codes: 50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5004 Religious studies > 500405 Religion, society and culture @ 70%
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1305 Religion > 130501 Religion and society @ 70%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160103 Primary education @ 30%
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