America s Religions

Author: Benjamin Jerome Hubbard
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today, with all of the controversies surrounding religion in the schools and in the public sphere, it would seem more important than ever that teachers and librarians have a quick source to up to date, correct, unbiased information to give to patrons and students and to inform their classroom practices. The authors of this book (all are or have been professors of religion at various well known universities) do just that. Using this dictionary of religion and culture, teacher will have access to the understanding they need to build unbiased classrooms.The idea for this book came out of the experience of practicing classroom teachers in public schools as they tried to build classroom environments grounded in respect for the many cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the book, school administrator, David Hubbard discusses the need to develop the trained eye in educators so that they can see their classrooms from the perspective of persons from all religious beliefs. The book is arranged to cover most all of the known (and little known) religions in America from the Bahai Faith to Zoroastrianism. Each section covers topics: Origins, Beliefs, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, Main Subgroups, Common Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, Classroom Concerns, Population Data and Further Readings as well as noting current web page addresses if available. Though there are many guides to religions in America, this book has the unique niche of looking at each religion as it may affect teacher practice in the classroom and other student groups-thus its appeal to public and school libraries as well as classroom teachers and other youth leaders.

Religions of the World A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices 2nd Edition 6 volumes

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842048
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. • Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects • Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country • 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage • Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history • More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation • A bibliography for each entry

A Battlefield of Values America s Left Right and Endangered Center

Author: Stephen D. Burgard
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: 1440831939
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Differing moral views are dividing the country and polarizing the left and the right more than ever before. This book offers unique solutions to improve communication and understanding between the two factions to fix our fractured political system. • Provides a unique analysis that shows how our seemingly irreconcilable differences can be turned into assets for transforming the United States into a better country • Offers informed perspectives of American conflict from authors with more than 50 years of experience combined in their respective fields • Explores a future using religion, technology, and science to mend distrust and tune up our political system • Presents information and concepts appropriate for an academic lesson plan or for any civics-savvy reader

Taking Religion Seriously Across the Curriculum

Author: Warren Nord
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612564
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The authors chart a middle course in our war over religion and public education, one that builds on a developing national consensus among educational and religious leaders. While it is not proper for schools to practice religion or proselytize, neither is it permissible to make them religion-free zones. Schools do not take religion seriously, as the authors' review of textbooks and the new national content standards makes clear. In Part One, they outline the civic, constitutional, and educational frameworks that should shape the treatment of religion in the curriculum and classroom. In Part Two, they explore major issues relating to religion in different domains of the curriculum in elementary education and in middle and high school courses in history, civics, economics, literature, and the sciences. They also discuss Bible courses and world religions courses and explore the relationship of religion to moral education and sex education.