Would the world be better off without religion? That was the proposition debated in the Herald’s Intelligence Squared Australia (IQ2 Oz) Series, on 19 August in Sydney. The three arguements “for” and three “against” the proposition would make interesting viewing in class as an introduction to contrasting contemporary perspectives towards religion.
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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS The following Events, Seminars & Conferences are listed to promote awareness of the range of Professional Development opportunities available to teachers in Australasia in the areas of Religion and Philosophy. We welcome contributions to this calendar – please contact the DAN Executive Officer —————————————- ACADEMY CONFERENCES – STUDENT GIFTED & TALENTED with Julie Arliss […]
Several people have enquired if there is a way of getting copies of the 6 part SBS documentary series mY Generation. The series put Australian youth under the spotlight to reveal what they really think and feel about the big issues; religion, politics, adulthood, housing and community engagement.
The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, addressed a plenary session at the recent Lambeth Conference on the idea of covenant. For a profoundly transformative way of thinking about what the role of religion might be today – even in our secular society – I encourage you to read the whole talk.
Humans have always wrestled with the idea of a supreme being. Originally produced by The History Channel, this 93 minute film, based on Karen Armstrong’s acclaimed A History of God, traces that timeless quest. This is a valuable teaching resource that examines the evolution and interrelation of the various Jewish, Christian and Islamic interpretations of the divine within different cultural […]
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