Teaching in Times of Fear

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How do we teach children about modern day issues such as fear of immigrants and terrorism? By Marie Parker-Jenkins New arrivals from the Syrian War have placed the footlight on key issues of immigration and identity. For many, identity is multi-faceted but religion can be a key factor. After fleeing war-torn countries, people may wish… Read more »

Religion is risky; secularism safeguards

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by Lynn Davies Research tells us that conflicts are much harder to resolve when they have a religious underpinning. Identities become hardened, there is no basis for bargaining or exchange and both parties think God is on their side. Faith-based organisations are good at picking up the pieces after conflict, but religious divides present a… Read more »