A new Hinduism resource for school children and teachers is available. The Hindu Council has set up a website called Questions and Answers on Hinduism with short video clips addressing questions such as: Does Hinduism have many Gods? What is the caste system? Is it ok to worship God using images? Visit the questions and answers website to watch a series of videos which explore these themes further. Continue reading “Hinduism Questions and Answers”
JAINpedia’s three principal aims of increasing knowledge among Jains and non-Jains and offering academic resources are met by creating several areas in the website. Each piece is closely integrated with other parts, producing a seamlessly rich online experience.
There are two chief types of content in the JAINpedia website proper – images and contextual material. The contextual material helps website visitors understand more about the photographs of the manuscripts, which are at the core of the website, and about the Jain faith more widely.
The Westminster Faith Debates bring together leading academic and public figures to debate the latest research on religion and values. The debates have been funded by generous grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, and Lancaster University. Here, we bring the summary of an ongoing Religious Education debate in the UK. Continue reading “A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools”
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today released an issues paper on addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in primary and secondary schools. Continue reading “Royal Commission: Calls for Submissions on the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse in Schools”
Multifaith Education Australia brings occasional articles and reports from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse principally as a needful alertness to these issues for the non-Christian religious and faith communities in Australia. Child safety and creation of child-safe organisations is sine-qua-non for all faith communities in Australia. In this instance, the research of the Royal Commission into children’s’ views on their safety is important to faith communities and their leadership. We offer this research and report for your consideration. Continue reading “Royal Commission: Kids have their say on Safety”
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has created a range of resources containing information about the Royal Commission and its work. There are explanatory documents in English and other languages, along with resources for disabled, indigenous, children and young people. There are also many videos on the Royal Commission YouTube channel. Continue reading “Royal Commission Resources and Guides”
Launched during Refugee Week, Schools and Families in Partnership: A Desktop Guide to Engaging Families from Refugee Backgrounds in their Children’s Learning, gives schools vital information about ways that families and schools can collaborate to meet the needs of students and their families from refugee backgrounds. Continue reading “New Guide To Help Refugee Students And Families Succeed At School”
AEF has just release new toolkits for teachers and school leaders to implement a curriculum that supports Asia capability. They include the Asia in the secondary English curriculum toolkit and Asia in the secondary History curriculum toolkit. Continue reading “Teacher Resources: Asia in the Curriculum”
“The Sikh Gurus rejected social inequalities of all types and advocated for the equal treatment of all people, no matter their gender, profession, or religious background. As our society struggles with increasing social divisions along the lines of race, sexuality, and income, the Sikh outlook of Divine unity has much to offer.” — Simran Jeet Singh Continue reading “A Sikh Reflects: The Future of Sikhism”
“Over the last several thousand years, individual and collective practices described as Hindu have evolved organically to suit their circumstances, finding new relevance among new generations in new environments. Thus when imagining a future for Hinduism, I believe that, true to form, it will continue to flow forth – negotiating new terrain as needed, at once distinct and the same, sustaining life as it goes.” — Manav Lalwani Continue reading “Thoughts on the Future of Hinduism”