Symposium: Religion and Young People Today – Diverse Beliefs in Turbulent Times

bbi The Broken Bay Institute in partnership with The Sociological Association of Australia’s (TASA) Sociology of Religion Thematic Group will conduct the 2016 Symposium on the topic of Religion and Young People Today – Diverse Beliefs in Turbulent Times Continue reading “Symposium: Religion and Young People Today – Diverse Beliefs in Turbulent Times”

UK: How could the teaching of ‘tricky questions’ be improved in schools?

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Philosophy is sometimes associated with an anti-religious agenda perhaps because of the way in which some high-profile atheists attach themselves to it, but this misrepresents philosophy’s relationship to religion. First of all, many of the greatest and most well-known philosophers were or are religious and in a variety of different ways. So in this article, we look to the handling of all the important and tricky questions and dealing with personal biases…

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Curriculum Review Completed

Australia’s school curriculum is overcrowded and needs to refocus teaching in early childhood years on literacy and numeracy, according to a Federal Government-commissioned report released on Sunday. The review diligently considered Religion in the Australian curriculum, with input from the ACARA review into Religion in the national curriculum, but made no recommendations.

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Sikhism Resources

On this page, we list resources relating to the Sikh Religion and way of life.

Australian Material

Dept of Education NSW Curriculum Support: Celebrating Diversity (integration of religious diversity, Sikh and Hindu, into K-6 HSIE) PDF

Dying Wish The story of a Sikh- Australian who wished for his ashes to be taken home to India

ABC Splash: Sikhs in Contemporary Australia

Sikh Society of South Australia: What is Sikhism

Sikhs in Australia: Arrival of Indians in Australia

Overview and History of Sikhs in Australia: Australian Sikhs

Racism, No Way: Introduction to Sikhs in Australia

International Resources:

Sikhs.org Glossary, Explanation of Sikh names and general resources

Harimandir Sahib – the Golden Temple: A Day at Darbar Sahib (The holiest shrine of Sikhism)

Saldef – Learn About Sikhs

Saldef – Brochure: Welcome to the Gurdwara (PDF)

An Insight into Sikh Philosophy and Beliefs: Sikh the Truth (PDF)

Harmandir Sahib

Harmandir Sahib – the holiest shrine of the Sikh Religion

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