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Farid Panjwani

In: The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Chapter 22: Religion, Citizenship and Hope: Civic Virtues and Education about Muslim Traditions

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Religion, Citizenship and Hope: Civic Virtues and Education about Muslim Traditions
Religion, citizenship and hope: Civic virtues and education about muslim traditions
FaridPanjwani

Bernard Crick's observation that ‘nearly everywhere that there is citizenship education in schools … some historical contingent sense of crisis has been the trigger’ (Crick, 1999: 338) is certainly true in the case of England.1 While there were many ‘triggers’ for the recent focus on citizenship education, immigration and more specifically the concern about some of the tensions generated by the intersection of national and religious identities of immigrants are among the more important ones. Within these particular triggers, the issue can be narrowed further. Although the tensions between demands of modern secular citizenship and obligations of faith can be noted from India to ...

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