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., 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.

Stonechild, B. A. (2016). The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous SpiritualityUniversity of Regina Press.
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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

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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. 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. (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)

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. (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

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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