Why Did You Not Tell Me about This? Religion as a Challenge to Faith Schools

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The above title may appear strange, even an oxymoron. After all, faith schools are supposed to uphold and promote religion. It is the secular and the material outlook that is taken to be the challenge to faith schools, not religious and spiritual traditions. How then can religion be a challenge to faith schools? Yet, I would like to argue that in at least two ways-in terms of the portrayal of intrareligious diversity and in terms of the schools’ relation with one of the central religious teachings-religious traditions themselves present formidable challenges to the manner in which many faith schools operate and are defended by their proponents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommitment, Character, and Citizenship
Subtitle of host publicationReligious Education in Liberal Democracy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781136343483
ISBN (Print)9780415879743
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


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