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Call for Proposals

This Consultation invites papers and panels related to the following themes:

  • Civic versus academic/scientific rationales for religion education in public schools. We seek papers that assess, analyze, and discuss explicit and implicit rationales provided by state and school authorities, scholars, and teachers of religion, human rights scholars, politicians, etc.
  • The education of religion education teachers. We seek papers describing, analyzing, and discussing various forms of education of religion education teachers for primary and secondary schools around the world
  • Any papers related to international perspectives of religion education in public schools


This Consultation will promote the comparative study of religion education in public schools around the world. By encouraging interdisciplinary research on the range of ethical, legal, political, pedagogical, and religious issues that arise in connection with the study of religion in elementary and secondary education, we seek to extend and deepen our understanding of alternative approaches to religion as an academic subject matter in public schools; alternative ways of responding to increasing religious diversity in schools and societies; and the relationship between religion education and citizenship education in pluralistic democratic societies.

Anonymity of Review Process

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Bruce Grelle
California State University, Chico
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Tim Jensen
University of Southern Denmark
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Method of Submission


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