So many people are exploring the relationship between religion and science in interesting ways – consequently, this list could be very long. As such, I have only included resources that have been recommended by colleagues, or considered in the process of compiling the 36th Issue of Dialogue Australasia journal themed around Religion and Science (November 2016). I encourage you to contribute […]
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Wake up the World – Some Challenges Facing Faith Formators Today Fr Christopher Gleeson SJ, Provincial Delegate for Education and Mission Formation A presentation to the Marist Faith Formators’ Colloquium at Mittagong on 24 March 2014 Like many of you at this Marist Colloquium, I am sure, I have been fascinated by the addresses and homilies of Pope Francis SJ since his […]
THE GOLDEN RULE – Treat others as you want them to treat you – is a guide for harmonious living. It is found in all religions, philosophies and cultures across the world. The Golden Rule Poster shows this principle in the sacred texts of thirteen different religions and spiritualities, including the Australian Aborigines. […]
Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning. Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps […]
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A first-personal journey from dust to God, Dr Nicholas Coleman Those who attended the 2009 DAN Conference at Old Parliament House in Canberra will doubtless remember the spirited contribution of Dr Nicholas Coleman, Head of Religious Education at Wesley College, Melbourne and World Religions consultant and deputy director of the Interfaith Centre of Melbourne. Many teachers have appreciated Dr Nick’s Yr 7-9 […]
What are the ‘Ultimate Questions’ that you explore in the classroom with your students? How do you engage them in the questioning process? These are two of the key questions delegates will explore together at the 2011 DAN Conference (18-20 April, Newington College, Stanmore). We’ll be presenting a ‘Making it Happen’ workshop at the Conference: The Religion & Science Conversation […]
Religious Studies has been thrust into the limelight of The Independent School system in New Zealand (ISNZ), with the recent double award to Catherine Syms, Religious Studies Director at Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. 2010 Excellence in Teaching Awards (Catherine Syms on Left) In April 2010, Catherine was awarded a one year research scholarship from the Heads of Independent […]