Religious diversity, inter-ethnic relations and the Catholic school: introducing the responsive approach to single faith schooling
Breen, Damian. (2009) Religious diversity, inter-ethnic relations and the Catholic school: introducing the responsive approach to single faith schooling. British Journal of Religious Education, Vol.31 (No.2). pp. 103-115. ISSN 0141-6200Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01416200802661076
The article offers a case study of the ways in which a Catholic primary school located in the centre of a large South-Asian community in Leicester, UK, responded to the religious and ethnic diversity of its surroundings. The school, Our Saviour's, engaged in shared activities with a neighbouring school which had a majority intake of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh children. Approaches to religious education at Our Saviour's combined with weekly shared activities with the neighbouring school resulted in improved inter-ethnic relations in the Surrounding community, as children from both schools began socialising after school hours. This article draws on ethnographic research to give a case study of the ways in which Our Saviour's employed a responsive approach to single faith schooling by engaging with religious and ethnic diversity as a means of promoting dialogue.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Religious Education|
|Official Date:||March 2009|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 103-115|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
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