The History of Jerusalem: A Case Study of Power, Influence and Conflict
This reading list is designed to offer resources that can equip teachers to address an analysis of Jerusalem, its power and influence.
The future of religion: an interdisciplinary approach
Highlighted in this list are data and analyses on religion from across the globe to help students analyse what religion looks like in the world population today and make predictions for what religion may look like in the future.
Is religion still necessary for morality in society?
Can spirituality be disconnected from religion, and are we becoming more spiritual than religious?
Religion and its impact on social change
These resources aim to help teachers guide students through these questions and to help them understand the power and influence that religion has in the world.
The Influence of Christianity on Western Thought
These resources aim to help teachers feel more equipped to discuss the extent of Christianity’s influence on Western thought and culture, as well as to consider its presence in a progressively post-Christian society.
Religion and War
These resources provide information for teachers of religion and worldviews to deepen their understanding of the relationship between religion and war through history and in the present day.
Religion and Menfluencers
These resources provide information for teachers of religion and worldviews to further their understanding of the relationship between religion, cults and male power in the modern world.
How Authority affects Religious Participation
By offering a global perspective on religious restrictions, as well as a case study from Christianity, teachers can feel more equipped to consider how power and authority might infringe on religious participation and identity.
'Two Kingdoms': What is the Relationship between Church and State in the UK?
These resources explore the relationship of Church and State in the UK: its history, recent debates of its existence, and ultimately the question of its future.
Female leadership in religions
These resources aim to help students explore themes of the role of women in faith, as well as how religious texts are interpreted in contemporary times.
Intra-faith peace dialogues: Northern Ireland - a case study
The list has many examples of initiatives from and with young people, many of whom were born after the peace agreement was signed but aware of the Troubles and committed to a peaceful future together.
These resources aim to help students understand what New Atheism is, and to evaluate some of the claims.