America's Religions: An Educator's Guide to Beliefs and by John T. Hatfield, Benjamin J. Hubbard, James A. Santucci

By John T. Hatfield, Benjamin J. Hubbard, James A. Santucci

This day, with all the controversies surrounding faith within the faculties and within the public sphere, it'll look extra very important than ever that academics and librarians have a brief resource to modern, right, impartial details to offer to buyers and scholars and to notify their lecture room practices. The authors of this publication (all are or were professors of faith at numerous popular universities) just do that. utilizing this dictionary of faith and tradition, instructor may have entry to the certainty they should construct impartial classrooms.The concept for this e-book got here out of the event of practising lecture room academics in public colleges as they attempted to construct school room environments grounded in appreciate for the numerous cultures and religions represented. In his foreword for the ebook, tuition administrator, David Hubbard discusses the necessity to improve the informed eye in educators in an effort to see their school rooms from the point of view of individuals from all spiritual ideals. The e-book is prepared to hide such a lot all the identified (and little recognized) religions in the United States from the Bahai religion to Zoroastrianism. every one part covers issues: Origins, ideals, Sacred Book/Scriptures, Practices, major Subgroups, universal Misunderstandings and Stereotypes, lecture room matters, inhabitants facts and extra Readings in addition to noting present online page addresses if to be had. notwithstanding there are lots of publications to religions in the United States, this booklet has the original area of interest of every one faith because it may well have an effect on instructor perform in the study room and different pupil groups-thus its attract public and faculty libraries in addition to school room academics and different early life leaders.

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Birth of Baha'u'llah. November 12. Main Subgroups It does not appear that there are any significant divisions within the Baha'i Faith. " Although the Baha'i Faith developed out of the Shi'i branch of Islam (compare Christianity's evolution from Judaism), it is an independent religion. Classroom Concerns The Baha'i Faith is generally not well known in the United States. However, Baha'i children should be accorded respect and recognition (including the mention of the holidays noted in "Practices" above) in light of the noble principlessuch as tolerance, peacemaking, and women's rightsthat the religion promotes.

Barry A. Kosmin and Seymour P. Lachman, One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society (New York: Harmony Books, 1993), 1-17. Page xxiv Further Reading Haynes, Charles, ed. Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion and Public Education. Nashville, TN: The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, 1994. Haynes, Charles. Religion in American History: What to Teach and How. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1990.

6. Ibid. 7. 6. 8. Creationism, or creation science, attempts to establish scientifically that the world was created out of nothing in six days, about 10,000 years ago. " 9. Barry A. Kosmin and Seymour P. Lachman, One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society (New York: Harmony Books, 1993), 1-17. Page xxiv Further Reading Haynes, Charles, ed. Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion and Public Education. Nashville, TN: The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, 1994.

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