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 work that relates to CCRL.

Our Presentations

June 1-7, 2019. “Religious literacy across four provinces and a conception for the country.” Canadian Society for Study in Religion, Vancouver, Canada.  

April 14-18, 2019. “A Canadian conception of religious literacy.Comparative and International Education Society, San Francisco, USA.

March 21-23, 2019. “Economic and eco-refugees to Canada: How to prepare for them.” Metropolis, Halifax, Canada.

November 2, 2018. “Introduction to the Centre for Civic Religious Literacy.Parliament of the World’s Religions, Toronto, Canada.

Our Publications

 


Related to understandings of religious literacy

Religious literacy in Canada: A new conception from an examination of five international ones.” (In advanced stages.)

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

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

To be posted shortly. 

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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). A review of ERC teacher training programs across nine Quebec universities: A snapshot 10 years after 2008Religion & Education.

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

Jafarlie, 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

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