In a world scarred by interreligious conflict and misunderstanding, there is a great need for religious literacy. All religion teachers must promote and support it. Help your students "step into the shoes" of a person from another faith and prepare them for interreligious dialogue throughout their lives.
Teaching About Other Religions presents Church documents that address religious diversity and dialogue. Four chapters show you how to invite students to learn about Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, respectively. Whereas the book teaches you "how to teach" the religions, the comprehensive appendix provides many resources to enhance your own religious literacy and your classroom work.
Copyright: Jan. 1, 2006
Size: 6 x 9
Length: 105 pages
Momentum, November/December, 2006
Teaching About Other Religions is not a primer on the four faiths about which Mr. Yu-Phelps writes. For that information he directs readers to his extensive bibliography of books and films. Instead, he suggests classroom activities and ways to present the material to students. . . .
Given the prominence of non-Catholic world religions in the news today, particularly Islam, this little (104 page) manual is a timely addition to a teacher's library.
Review by Cris Scalise, director for special projects, Department of Secondary Schools at NCEA
Catholic Library World, December, 2006