GERMANY. Religious education for all: Hamburg’s Proje RUfa 2.0

On the 28th of April 2022, the Catholic Archdiocese of Hamburg joined the project ‘Religious Education for All (RUfa)’ (Religionsunterricht für alle). Read more: https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/hamburg/Religionsunterricht-fuer-alle Katholische-Kirche-macht-mit,religionsunterricht118.html; https://www.zeit.de/2021/23/religionsunterricht-hamburg-paedagogik-islam judentum-christentum-alevitentum . This is a unique initiative for...

The laws concerning the veil at school: various proposals.

In Denmark, the government has blocked a bill to ban the hijab in primary schools. The veil for girls and women of the Islamic religion is a distinctive sign of the choice of adherence...

Religion or ethics? A proposal for a choice.

By Lorenza Pamato After almost thirty years since the revision of the Concordat, which in 1985 made religious instruction optional, the many critical aspects of this teaching are increasingly evident, as demonstrated by the continuing...

SPAIN. The debate around the LOMLOE (Celaá law)

By Federica Candido In Spain the new law on education, called 'LOMLOE' (Ley Orgánica de Modificacion de la LOE) and known as the Celaá Law (from the name of the PSOE's Minister of Education), was...

THIRD SECTION – TEACHING ISLAM AT SCHOOL

UK From: independent.co.uk Gavin Williamson condemns protest at school where Muhammad cartoon shown in religious studies class Protest at school in West Yorkshire, where a teacher showed a cartoon of Muhammad. The headteacher apologised for the "inappropriate"...

SIXTH SECTION – RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS AT SCHOOL

ITALY From: chiesacattolica.it Civiltà Cattolica, Padre Lombardi sul Crocifisso nelle aule. Il gesuita: “Non è un’imposizione contro la libertà altrui, ma il simbolo di un prezioso contributo alla costruzione di una società fraterna” “Il crocifisso nelle aule scolastiche....

FIFTH SECTION – RELIGIONS AND ACADEMIA

SWITZERLAND Da: religionskunde.ch Einführungen in religiöse Traditionen lehren – Ein hochschuldidaktischer Vorschlag am Beispiel der Sikhs This contribution illustrates how religious traditions can be taught in the context of University course of study, taking the events of...

SECOND SECTION – TEACHING CATHOLIC RELIGION AT SCHOOL

ITALY From: orizzontescuola.it Maturità 2021, insegnamento della religione cattolica concorre alla determinazione del credito scolastico Teaching of Catholic Religion (IRC) contributes to the calculation of school credit, according to the Article 11, paragraph 3 of Ministerial Order...

FIRST SECTION – RAMPI AMENDMENT: Degree in the Sciences of Religions and school teaching

Over the last two months, the amendment proposed by PD senator Roberto Rampi concerning the equivalence of the Master’s degree in Sciences of Religions (LM 64) with those in History, Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology...

SEVENTH SECTION – WORLD NEWS

A quick overview of the world news on the topic of religions and schools as reflected in the European media. USA (ALABAMA) From: nytimes.com After a 28-Year Ban, Alabama Could Allow Yoga in Public Schools After 28 years,...