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Teaching Religious Literacy
A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education

ISBN 9781138635852
Published February 6, 2017 by Routledge
110 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Offering resources and initiatives on religious and spiritual diversity in higher education, this book describes the conceptual foundations for teaching religious literacy and provides a sample curriculum with a facilitator's guide and assessment tools needed to evaluate its development among students. With a clear understanding of the diversity of religious and spiritual experiences found on college and university campuses, Ennis offers a much-needed framework for facilitating conversations about religion and spirituality in colleges and universities. By working from a comprehensive overview of NYU’s award-winning Faith Zone training program, this book breaks down the methodology and tools required to create religious literacy training curricula at campuses around the world.

Table of Contents

1. A Priest and a Rabbi Walk into a Bar: Now What? 2. Introducing Religious Literacy 3. Measuring Religious Literacy 4. Translating to a Workshop 5. Sample Workshop 6. Workshop Outcome 7. Bringing Faith Zone to Your Campus


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Ariel Ennis is Assistant Director and Senior Multifaith Educator at the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership in the Office of Global Spiritual Life, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, USA, and creator and host of the Multifaithful Podcast.


"This succinct and engaging book is full of practical tools to bring components of NYU’s innovative Faith Zone to your school; but more than that, it offers guidance in how best to start the seemingly difficult conversations about religious commitments, values and difference. Ennis’ work outlines just why this work is so important and inspires the reader to think critically about interfaith encounters." - Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, USA.