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Religions

Resources for teaching about religions of the world and viewpoints about religion

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Voices of modern Islam what it means to be Muslim today

This book explores the contemporary Muslim experience through first-hand interviews with over a hundred Muslims to raise awareness of what Islam is, as well as deepen understanding about the lived realities of Muslim people. Exploring key issues such as women and Islam, extremism and radicalisation, Sharia Law, homosexuality, and Islamophobia, the interviews look deep into what it means to be Muslim today. The voices of Muslims are showcased throughout the book to highlight the diversity and evolution of Islam, and to show its inherent complexities and contradictions. This book acts as a profound and poignant introduction to this religion.

People of the Book: an interfaith dialogue about how Jews, Christians and Muslims understand their sacred scriptures

In this book, three experts in Judaism, Christianity and Islam respectively discuss and debate this question, by exploring the core messages of the Torah, Bible and Qu'ran. Taking a deeper look at the wide range of theological, political and social issues that divide (and sometimes unite) their religions, they reveal how inspiration and guidance can be drawn not only on life's big questions such as sin and the afterlife, but also on societal issues including war, suffering, marriage and justice.

Parler de religion en classe

Un enseignant et un philosophe échangent leurs visions de la place de la religion à l'école. Ils proposent des outils concrets et didactiques afin de répondre aux remarques et aux réactions des élèves.

Bayanihan and belonging: Filipinos and religion in Canada

Filipinos make up one of the largest immigrant groups in Canada and the majority continue to retain their Roman Catholic faith long after migrating. Drawing on archival and ethnographic research in Canada and the Philippines from 1880 to 2017, Bayanihan and Belonging aims to understand the role of religion within present-day Filipino Canadian communities.

Religions: les clés pour comprendre, les clés pour enseigner

Sujet brûlant entre tous, l'enseignement des religions à l'école suscite d'intenses polémiques qui, trop souvent, viennent semer la confusion jusque dans les rangs du personnel éducatif. Aussi est-ce d'abord aux enseignants que l'équipe réunie par Jean-Pierre Chantin et Philippe Martin entend proposer des clés pour comprendre et faire comprendre le fait religieux. À cette fin, les auteurs ont pris pour point de départ la vingtaine de sujets qui, dans les programmes scolaires de la 6e à la Terminale, abordent directement cette question.

Catholic Primary Religious Education in a Pluralist Environment

Suitable for teachers, students, principals and diocesan advisors, this book explores the role of Catholic education in an increasingly diverse society.

Securitized citizens: Canadian Muslims' experience of race relations and identity formation post-9/11

Nagra conducted fifty in-depth interviews with young Muslim adults in Vancouver and Toronto and her analysis reveals how this group experienced national belonging and exclusion in light of the Muslim ‘other’, how they reconsidered their cultural and religious identity, and what their experiences tell us about contemporary Canadian citizenship.

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