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Best Resources for Teaching Religion

Religious educators are often challenged to stay informed of best practices and trends in teaching, to keep coursework relevant to current issues, and to sustain professional inquiry into their area of expertise. Insights Into Religion offers a regularly updated archive of articles, research, information and educational opportunities for teachers of religion, provided by a number of our affiliate religious organizations and researchers who specialize in religious education. 


Teaching and Tolerating Faith in the Classroom

Faith enters the classroom in several ways. At a minimum, teachers and students arrive with their own views on faith. In addition, many colleges teach courses in religious studies, and... read more >


Teaching Religious Pluralism and Diversity

Teaching pluralism and diversity involves both content and method, for the inherent assumptions, biases and unconscious behaviors of teachers convey as much a message as does the content being presented. ... read more >


Teaching the Ethics of Writing

Plagiarism is a perennial problem, though it is not always intentional. Sometimes students plagiarize out of ignorance about how to properly cite and use other people’s work. However, at other... read more >


Traditions and Transformation in Theological Education of Clergy

By definition, theological education comprises the teaching of religious traditions and historically depends upon instructional methods that are, themselves, infused with pedagogical traditions. On the other hand, contemporary religious congregations... read more >


Teaching Controversial Issues

College students are bound to become caught up in conflict over ideas expressed within a course. How students react to controversial material is partially related to their stage of intellectual... read more >


Pilot Small Grant Program

Seminaries and schools of theology that are members of the Lilly Fellows Program National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities are invited to submit proposals for small grants to stimulate... read more >


What is the Purpose of Institutions of Spiritual Education?

Jesuit schools of higher education base their pedagogy in a “theology of engagement” anchored to three core Christian convictions: that creation is good and worthy of study; that creation has... read more >


Web fills the void of shrinking religion coverage in print media

Newspapers are a bit thinner than they used to be, but a simple Google search shows that there’s no shortage of religion news online. However, choosing credible websites is a new challenge.


FTE Doctoral Fellowships for Students of Color

The Forum for Theological Exploration offers fellowships to sustain current Ph.D. and Th.D. students of color through graduate school and into a vocation of teaching and scholarship. In doing so,... read more >




Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists for 2018

Eight of the county’s most accomplished and philanthropic teens are in the running for a full-ride scholarship.The...

How to Help with A Religious Response to Global Warming

"The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming...

Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

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