Policy Press

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Religion and Belief Literacy

Reconnecting a Chain of Learning

By Adam Dinham

Published

4 Nov 2020

Page count

216 pages

ISBN

978-1447344650

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

4 Nov 2020

Page count

216 pages

ISBN

978-1447344636

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

4 Nov 2020

Page count

216 pages

ISBN

978-1447344667

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Religion and Belief Literacy

This book presents a crisis of religion and belief literacy to which education at every level is challenged to respond.

As understanding different religions, beliefs and influences becomes increasingly important, it fills a gap for a resource in bringing together the debates around religious literacy, from theoretical approaches to teaching and policy.

This timely publication provides a clear pathway for engaging well with religion and belief diversity in public and shared settings.

"The muddle that has long characterised policy and practice can be fixed. Adam Dinham proposes a coherent intersectoral framework which acknowledges the complexity of religion and beliefs within societies." Beth Crisp, Deakin University

“With the rise in Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism, this is essential and urgent reading for academics, practitioners and policy makers.” Angus McCabe, University of Birmingham

"An excellent analysis of the relationship of religion and belief in the public sphere and is highly relevant to deliberations about the nature and place of religious and worldviews education in the curricula of schools." Robert Jackson, University of Warwick

"A better conversation about religion and belief is the goal of this book. The task is urgent, the book enlightening. I recommend it very warmly." Grace Davie, University of Exeter

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Introduction

The broken chain of learning: the crisis of religion and belief literacy and its origins

Policy framings of religion and belief: consolidating the muddle

Religion and belief in Religious Education

Religion and belief across schools

Religion and belief in university practices

Religion and belief in university teaching and learning

Religion and belief in professional education and workplaces

Religion and belief in community education and learning

The future of religion and belief literacy: reconnecting a chain of learning