Within the human rights discipline there seems to be near consensus that non-confessional and non-denominational teaching about religions, including Islam, fosters the promotion of human rights. Most importantly, such teaching may best prepare the pupil, in the terms of the Children’s Rights Convention, for a “responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin”. Nevertheless, teaching about religions has not quite taken off. This short comment ventures into some of the intricacies of international human rights law that may serve as explanations in this regard.
|Title of host publication||Islamic Religious Education in Europe|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Comparative Study|
|Editors||Leni Franken, Bill Gent|
|Publisher||Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2021|
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