DISTANCE, REMEMBRANCE, TOLERANCE: EUROPEAN REMARKS ON CONTEXTUAL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

TitleDISTANCE, REMEMBRANCE, TOLERANCE: EUROPEAN REMARKS ON CONTEXTUAL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFranzenburg, G
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume47
Start Page40-49
Date PublishedNovember/2012
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1020832
Keywordschristianity, remembrance, tolerance
Abstract

Individuals, groups and communities are coping with conflicts and crisis, which include the diversity of lifestyles. This statement can be made in different ages and cultures; it becomes of interest when combined with a church or confessional context. Therefore, the first issue and authority for Christian education is how to develop opportunities to find one's own ways of remembering leading to a tolerant attitude towards other ways of life. The study underlines the importance of the contextual approach in Christian education (consisting of religious, systemic, biographical and intercultural research) by analyzing examples of different European traditions. Decoding, deconstructing and reconstructing coping strategies and cultures of remembrance in a contextual way make sure that only by facilitating opportunities of sharing experiences people and organizations can learn to cope with transitions and difficulties in a reasonable and equitable manner.

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