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Christianity, Citizenship and Democracy
Christianity, citizenship and democracy
JamesArthur
Introduction

In Britain there is little attention given in modern educational discourses to religion and its role in shaping meanings of citizenship. In part this is due to the fact that many of the organizations that seek to promote a discourse on citizenship education are secular bodies who present issues of religious identity and faith in the language of community, equality, diversity and values. This language does not fully recognize the significance of faith and belief for notions of active citizenship or do justice to religious motivations and traditions. Such organizations also fail to take seriously the world revitalization of the main religious faiths and the forceful reappearance of religious issues in public affairs (see Kepel, 1994). Modern European ...

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