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Talking about Conflicts in Pursuit of the Common Good, or how to Handle Sensible Topics while Learning about Religions: The Approach of Ethics and Religious Culture Textbooks in Quebec


 
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1. Title Title of document Talking about Conflicts in Pursuit of the Common Good, or how to Handle Sensible Topics while Learning about Religions: The Approach of Ethics and Religious Culture Textbooks in Quebec - Textbook Violence
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Sivane Hirsch; University of Québec at Trois–Rivières;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) religious education; religious textbooks; violence and conflict; violence in religious textbooks; representation of religion; subjective textbooks
 
5. Subject Subject classification religious education
 
6. Description Abstract The “Ethics and religious culture” (ERC) program tries to achieve two primary objectives: the recognition of others and the pursuit of the common good, while placing an emphasis on “the search for common values, the promotion of projects that foster community life and respect for democratic principles and ideals specific to Quebec society” (MELS, 2008). Each of the three competencies that the student should develop throughout this program – i.e., to learn to reflect on ethical questions, to demonstrate an understanding of the phenomena of religion and to engage in a dialogue – participate differently in this large mandate. However, they all have the intention of making a place for diversity in the classroom.


Speaking of conflict, and even more so of religious conflict, is therefore not an easy task: how should a teacher bring up conflicts between religions or even within a religion without offending some of his/her students or even worse, bring this conflict into his/her classroom? The program broaches this theme in a historical perspective by discussing “Peace and conflict: religious conquests, ecumenism, dialogue between religions, etc.” as a part of the theme “religions down through time.” But how do ERC textbooks discuss this subject, if they even bring it up?


This chapter offers to examine the treatment of religious conflicts in the ERC textbooks. We wish not only to build a general portrait of this treatment but also to reflect on its strengths and weaknesses through an analysis that considers recommended approaches for teaching sensible topics that appear in established literature. Thus we demonstrate not only the difficulties of discussing this subject in a secular society like Quebec, but also the importance of doing so.


 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 07-Aug-2017
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/30514
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.30514
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Textbook Violence
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) world,
twentieth and twenty-first centuries
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd