The contributors explore the challenges to the concept and practice of civility in public life within a European context, and demonstrate the contributions that can be made in this regard from the thought and practice of the global movement inspired by the Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gülen. Pacifism is a transformative philosophy with wide ranging implications. This analysis of the relationship between philosophy and politics recognizes that political philosophers must continually struggle to distinguish their voices from others that clamor within political life. Relational and Procedural Literacies in the Study of Religion Colleen Windham-Hughes 11. High Stakes Ignorance: Religion, Education, and the Unwitting Reproduction of Bigotry Diane L. This book introduces traditional ethics as developed in the European tradition while emphasizing a range of cultural, gender, racial, and international perspectives.
Getting Religion Right in the Public Schools Charles C. This book begins by reviewing and accepting those sort of arguments. Updated discussions of relevant cases and controversies place philosophical concepts in the context of current news events. Table of Contents Introduction: Civility and Education in a World of Religious Pluralism Vincent F. From World Religions to Lived Religion: Towards a Pedagogy of Civic Engagement in Secondary School Religious Studies Curricula Henry Goldschmidt with Matthew Weiner 12.
Still today new fights emerge over the rights and limitations of religion in the classroom. Religious Diversity and Public Education: The Example of American Muslims Amir Hussain 13. Andrew Fiala is Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department, and Director of the Ethics Center at Fresno State University. We are continually caught in the tragic conflict between these two values: public happiness and private morality. Tolerance is Not Enough: Why Only a Commitment to Robust Pluralism can Rescue America's Civic Life Jedd Medefind 3. Religious Diversity, Truth and Tolerance Tim Mosteller 6.
Arkansas, which struck down the state's ban on teaching evolution in schools, religion and education in the United States have been inextricably linked. Fiala attempts to wean us off of our deferral to the oppressive forces that spark movements like Occupy, and the Arab Spring, forces that manifest themselves in the brutal drug wars along our borders, and in the currently fractious and bigoted rhetoric of some of our most powerful political and religious leaders. Against Religion, Wars, and States provides a provocative, unified, and revolutionary critical theory for all who are skeptical of the religious, political, and military powers that be, and points the way towards a more peaceful, just and reasoned future. The text features a wide range of readings from influential ethicists and philosophers. Andrew Fiala is Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department, and Director of the Ethics Center at Fresno State University. It then focuses on what a commitment to pacifism and nonviolence means in terms of a variety of practical issues.
Pacifists reject the violent presuppositions of a society based upon power, strength, nationalism, and the system of militarized nation-states. His books include: Tolerance and the Ethical Life 2005 , What Would Jesus Really Do? Discussion cases, following each applied ethics chapter, encourage students to consider the personal stakes of moral problems and generate classroom discussion. Democracy, Freedom, and Service: A Consensus Response to Pluralism in Education Vincent F. Are liberal, inclusive approaches to the study of religion suited to the aims of education in a democracy? The Just War Myth challenges the predominant American sentiment that war can be easily justified. Religious Diversity, Truth and Tolerance Tim Mosteller 6. Fourteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts, including Eduardo Mendieta and Gillian Brock, reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking.
The Companion explores a range of issues from the nature and history of political philosophy, sovereignty, distributive justice, democratic theory, feminist theory, to toleration, human rights, immigration, cosmopolitanism, peace, war, and the challenge of Eurocentrism in political philosophy. The book considers how tolerance connects with the practice of philosophy. Pacifist theory raises consciousness about unjustifiable violence. It concludes with a call for critical thinking about war, democracy, and the moral responsibility of citizens. Democracy, Freedom, and Service: A Consensus Response to Pluralism in Education Vincent F. Hecht of Religion and Culture: Contemporary Practices and Perspectives.
The book offers empirical evidence for this claim, and it demonstrates how learners gain in religious literacy, both through the exercise of democratic citizenship in the classroom and towards the goal of life-long democratic citizenship. Civil Discourse or Simple Discord? Fiala shows the importance of tolerance in a variety of moral and political theories and philosophies. On the other hand, war is also subject to deontological judgment that takes seriously the importance of private conscience and human rights. This volume is an important contribution to the study of the movement, which advocates the freedom of religion while making an Islamic contribution to the wider society based on a commitment to service of others. This is but the most recent manifestation of a secularising agenda that has been sweeping contemporary democratic societies since the Enlightenment. From World Religions to Lived Religion: Towards a Pedagogy of Civic Engagement in Secondary School Religious Studies Curricula Henry Goldschmidt with Matthew Weiner 12.
It offers the possibility of a contextualised renewal of Islam for Muslims in Europe while being fully rooted in the teachings of the Qu'ran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the civility religious pluralism and education fiala andrew biondo vincent gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Interest in pacifism—an idea with a long history in philosophical thought and in several religious traditions—is growing. Absolute pacifism is difficult to sustain. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. The book provides extensive consideration of political philosophy as found in Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Marx.
Topics include: ecological consciousness and nonviolence, environmental activism and peace activism, the environmental impact of militarism, native and indigenous peoples and peace, food ethics and nonviolence, and other topics. Fiala carefully examines Biblical texts with a critical eye, attempting to understand the moral vision of Jesus. This book argues that it is both impossible and inadvisable either to reduce religion to one thing or to deny religion. It gives anyone with pacifist sympathies reassurance: pacifists are not wrong to think that violence and war are immoral, irrational, and insane and that there is always an alternative. Virtue of Civility in Liberal-Democratic and Religiously Diverse Communities Andrew Fiala 4.
The book offers a unique historical exploration of tolerance and its application of those results to present-day moral theory. Do liberal democratic aims offer the right framework for the study of religion? Putting a Face to Faith Charles C. The authors address the awkward silence on religion in nursing theory and education and with insightful scholarship move beyond the current level of knowledge and limited discourse on religion in nursing theory, education and practice. Fiala is co-editor of the journal Philosophy in the Contemporary World. Public Schools: Applications and Assessment Bruce Grelle 9.