Religion, Democratic Community, and Education: Two Questions

Authors

  • Mario Osbert D'Souza Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael's College

Abstract


 

Abstract:

            This paper examines the mediating role that education plays between religion and democratic community. The paper is situated in the Canadian context and examines this mediation through two questions: First, what is the relationship between religion and education and what is the contribution of this relationship to and within a pluralist society?  And, second, do schools have a responsibility in developing a unified model of who the citizen is as a person?  Both questions are founded upon the premise that citizens are more than citizens, they are also persons. 

Author Biography

Mario Osbert D'Souza, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael's College

Dean, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael's College

Basilian Fathers Chair in Religion and Education

Published

2013-01-11

How to Cite

D’Souza, M. O. (2013). Religion, Democratic Community, and Education: Two Questions. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 35(4), 137–164. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/897

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