Webinar XIX: The role of religious literacy in challenging religious prejudice

The role of religious literacy in challenging religious prejudice

Wednesday 25th May 2016 | 4:00pm–4:45pm (45 minutes)

Understanding religious beliefs other than one’s own is a key element of tolerance, since faith traditions often define a significant part of a person’s identity.

In Britain, the spectrum of religious diversity is a part of our culture as a whole, and religions can sometimes be at the center of political debate. Over recent years there has been growing concern about incidents of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia increasing in the UK, which have sparked much controversy and debate about ideas of religious freedom and tolerance.

Therefore this webinar session seeks to help teachers with guidance about how to introduce issues concerning religious prejudice and discrimination to their pupils, and how classroom discussions can enhance the religious literacy of young people.

Specifically, this webinar will help teachers:

  • Understand what they need to know about anti-Semitic and Islamophobic attitudes in British society;
  • How to promote tolerance and respect among your pupils for all people, including religious minorities in our communities
  • How to develop religious literacy in children and young people’s lives and help them learn about religious prejudice as well as racism;
  • Offer practical activities that teachers can use in the classroom
  • Presenters

    Claire Clinton is an experienced teacher within EYFS, Primary and Secondary education. She has over 20 years of classroom experience, and 16 years of advisory work at a national and local level. Claire is presently the Religious Education Advisor for the London Borough of Newham for eight years prior to which she was a RE consultant for the London Borough of Redbridge and Essex County Council.

    You can view the webinar here

    You can view the accompanying presentation here