In the era of globalization debate has turned to the vital need for a thorough understanding of its impact on the spirituality and health of the youth of today. Spiritual Education in a Divided World recognises the urgent need for effective research in this area. This exceptional volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle the key questions. Bringing together leading international experts, including Zygmunt and Mary Grey, the book combines research and training issues with practical professional experiences.
The first section examines how globalized patterns of economics, conflict and consumerism are affecting the spirituality and imagination of children, young people and their families. In the second and third sections, practical responses from research and from professional experience are presented and critically evaluated.
Readers in professions across teaching, youth work, social work, chaplaincy, nursing, mental health, as well as those concerned with community economics and environmental issues, will find in this volume an exciting, diverse and coherent collection of essays which offers wider perspectives on their work.
This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of Children’s Spirituality.
Zygmunt Bauman (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds, UK)
Mary Grey (D.J. James Professor of Pastoral Theology, University of Wales, Lampeter, UK)
Joyce Anne Mercer (Associate professor of Practical Theology and Christian Education, San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union, California, USA)
Mark Chater (Reader in Education and Tutor in Theology and Education, Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln, UK)
Raven LeFay (Environmental researcher and campaigner, Dartington, UK)
Ping Ho Wong (Senior lecturer, Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Michael McMurtary (Lay Pastor on Worship and Renewal, Emmanuel Church, Woking, UK):
John Pridmore (Rector of Hackney Parish Church, Hackney, London, UK)
Daniel Scott (Assistant Propfessor and Graduate Adviser, School of Child and Youth care, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada)
Joyce Bellous (Associate Professor, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Clive Erricker (County Inspector for Religious Education, Hamsphire, UK)
Marian de Souza (Lecturer and Student Adviser, School of Religious Education, Australian catholic University)
Cornelia Roux (Professor in Religious Studies and Religious Education, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa):
Karen-Marie Yust (Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, USA)
Jacqueline Watson (Research Assistant, Keswick Hall Religious Education Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)
Cathy Ota (Research Fellow, Education Research Centre, University of Brighton, UK):