Building Trust Across Faith Lines

  • Marion H. Larson Bethel University
  • Sara L. H. Shady Bethel University

Abstract

To prepare students for life in the contemporary world, educators must address the fact of religious diversity. We need to think creatively about how to help students better understand their own views on spirituality as well as how to interact with others who hold views on spirituality that are different from their own.  Space must be made in the classroom for reflection on issues related to religion and spirituality. For this endeavor to succeed, trust must be cultivated in the classroom, making it possible for students to learn about religious others and practice hospitable conversations around difference amid diversity.

Author Biographies

Marion H. Larson, Bethel University
Professor of English
Sara L. H. Shady, Bethel University
Associate Professor of Philosophy

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Published
2013-10-04
How to Cite
LARSON, Marion H.; SHADY, Sara L. H.. Building Trust Across Faith Lines. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, oct. 2013. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <https://isejournal.org/index.php/jise/article/view/6>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2021.

Keywords

trust; interfaith dialogue; philosophy of education