Our Publications

Our Publications

As a group of academics, we conduct research and contribute presentations and publications relevant to civic religious literacy on a regular basis. The contributions below list our individual and collaborative publications that relate to CCRL. If you are unable to access a version of any text below, please feel free to contact us (info@ccrl-clrc.ca) and we can send you a copy.

Our Publications

Related to understandings of religious literacy


Chan, W. Y. A. & Jafralie, S. (2021). Civic religious literacy as a form of global citizenship education: Three case studies across three public spheres. In Wiksten, S. (Ed.), Centering Global Citizenship Education in the Public Sphere: International Enactments of GCED for Social Justice and Common Good. Routledge.

Chan, W. Y. A. (2021). Teaching Religious Literacy to Combat Religious Bullying: Insights from North American Secondary Schools. Routledge. (Part of the Routledge Research in Religion and Education book series.)

Chan, W. Y. A., Mistry, H., Zaver, A., Reid, E. & Jafralie, S. (2019). Recognition of context and experience: A civic-based Canadian conception of religious literacy. Journal of Beliefs and Values.

Chan, W. Y. A., Lisovskaya, E., & Osborne, B. (Eds.) (2019). Religious identity and education: A response to contemporary global pressures. (Special Issue). Forum for International Research in Education.

Chan, W. Y. A. (2019). Averting intragenerational and intergenerational religious bullying in schools and in society through religious literacy: Québec as a case study. In Arweck, E. & Shipley, H. (Eds.), Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective. (pp. 69-86). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Springer.

Patrick. M & Chan, W. Y. A. (2022). “Can I Keep My Religious Identity and Be a Professional? Evaluating the Presence of Religious Literacy in Education, Nursing, and Social Work Professional Programs across Canada.Educ. Sci., 12(8), 543; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12080543

Stonechild, B. A. (2020). Loss of Indigenous Eden and the Fall of Spirituality. University of Regina Press.

Stonechild, B. A. (2016). The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous SpiritualityUniversity of Regina Press.
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Related to equity, diversity, and inclusion work

Anderson, W. J. & Chan, W. Y. A. (2021). “Love Lift Us Up”: Singing the benefits of belonging. The Advisor. (NLOWE)
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Related to teaching approaches

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Related to Canada

Chan, W. Y. A. (2018). “Religious bullying: Perspectives from Canada.” The Interfaith Observer. http://www.theinterfaithobserver.org/journal-articles/2018/11/13/religious-bullying-perspectives-from-canada

Tiflati. H. (2022). “Muslim Youth Issues in North America: The Canadian Context.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.013.871

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Related to British Columbia

Patrick, M. L. (2015). A call for more religious education in the secondary social studies curriculum of western Canadian provincesCurriculum Inquiry, 45(2), 154-175. https://doi.org/10.1080/03626784.2015.1011043

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Related to Alberta

Heavy Head, D. and Greenshields, M. (2018). Let Me Draw You a Map: Knowledge Management from “Two Completely Different Streams of Thought.” Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship, 4. https://doi.org/10.33137/cjal-rcbu.v4.31467

Patrick, M. (2019). Understanding citizenship and conflict: Why Alberta’s new Social Studies curriculum can’t forget about religion. One World in Dialogue, 5(1), 9-20.  https://ssc.teachers.ab.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/OneWorldInDialogue/2019%20V5N1/v5n1-Understanding%20Citizenship%20and%20Conflict.pdf

Patrick, M. L. (2015). A call for more religious education in the secondary social studies curriculum of western Canadian provincesCurriculum Inquiry, 45(2), 154-175. https://doi.org/10.1080/03626784.2015.1011043

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Related to Ontario

Chan, W. Y. A., Akanmori, H., Parker, C. (2019). Addressing Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Indigenous peoples through religious literacy and spirituality: Unexpected pathways to peace education. Forum for International Research in Education. 5(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.32865/fire201951135

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Related to Quebec

Abdou, E. D. & Chan, W. Y. A. (2017). Analyzing constructions of polytheistic and monotheistic religious traditions: A critical multicultural approach to textbooks in QuebecMulticultural Perspectives, 19(1).

Chan, W. Y. A. (2019). Québec’s Bill 21 may embolden religious bullying in schools. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/quebecs-bill-21-may-embolden-religious-bullying-in-schools-120934

Chan, W. Y. A. (2018). A review of ERC teacher training programs across nine Quebec universities: A snapshot 10 years after 2008Religion & Education. 45(3)

Chan, W. Y. A. & McDonough, K. (Eds.) (2018). 10 years on: A review of Quebec’s Ethics and Religious Culture course (Special Issue). Religion & Education. 45(3)

Fakirani, A., Chan, W. Y. A & Patrick, M. (2019). “Deny Rights and Realities.” (Op-Ed). https://www.crrf-fcrr.ca/en/news-a-events/articles/item/27058-op-eds-bill-21-an-act-respecting-the-laicity-of-the-state?preview=1

Freeman, S. & Chan, W. Y. (2018). “Opinion: Religious-symbol ban for teachers would be bad for students.” Montreal Gazette. https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-religious-symbol-ban-for-teachers-would-be-bad-for-students

Jafralie, S. & Zaver, A. (2019). Teaching religious education: The Ethics and Religious Culture program as case study. Forum for International Research in Education. 5(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.32865/fire201951136.

Jafralie, S. (2019). “Facing Bill 21 In The Classrooms: Silence is not an Option for the Future.” (Op-Ed). https://www.crrf-fcrr.ca/images/Sabrina_Jafralie_Bill_21_Op-ed_v2.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3dgosrRy-UygDQoNKyjf-OrgKDJoIriwlJE7G5xnZNSIDwk994fHI-5bM

Jafralie, S. (2018). “Montreal teacher has a message for the CAQ: ‘I teach, I do not convert’” CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-teacher-has-a-message-for-the-caq-i-teach-i-do-not-convert-1.4883129

Patrick, M., Chan, W. Y. A., Tiflati, H., Reid, E. (2019). “Religion and Secularism: Four myths and Bill 21.” Directions. https://issuu.com/crrf-fcrr/docs/directions9dec_ccrl_fourmythsbill21  (French: https://issuu.com/crrf-fcrr/docs/directions9dec_ccrl_quatre_myths_loi_21)

Van Praagh, S. (2019). “Encore: The what, why and where to of Quebec’s Bill 21.” The Lawyer’s Daily. https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/11515

Zaver, A., Chan, W. Y. A., Jafralie, S. (2017). “Opinion: Concordia bomb scare shows need for religious literacy.” Montreal Gazette. 

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