Tuesday, February 02, 2010

On Making Sense of Religion in the Modern World: For community cohension

Although some may have difficulty embracing the unity in the diversity, others see it as inevitably the way of the future and even a reflection of God's Will. There is no turning back. -gw

In keeping with schools’ current practice, the programme of learning prioritises teaching on Christianity and five other “principal religions”: Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism.

However, for the first time it also recommends that children study “other religious traditions such as the Baha’i faith, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism, and secular world views, such as humanism”. ...

Launching the new programme of learning, Schools Minister Diana Johnson MP said: “In 21st century Britain, it is vital that young people develop a good understanding of other people’s beliefs, faiths and religions. ...

The “groundbreaking” new Religion and Belief in Today’s World course largely excludes the Bible and other religious texts.

Instead, pupils study “community cohesion and valuing diversity” in order to help them “make sense of religion in the modern world


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