By focusing on the basic concepts of religious freedom and citizenship, the Chapter explores youth religious beliefs, spirituality and atheism in a context of “weak secularization” and illustrates how the school can be deemed a public space to test religious plurality. The latter represents a deep challenge to the school, intended as a secular and open place. Religious plurality produces opposite reactions, from neutralization of religion to the promotion of its cultural dimensions. Finally, interreligious and intercultural dialogue are proposed as a training ground for democratic citizenship: issues that were thought to have been secularized –finding a peaceful solution in the differentiation of private, civil and religious spheres– come back in the school debate (e.g.: how protecting the right to freedom of expression, which are the boundary of parental authority over children’s education).

Lodigiani, R., Religious belonging in multicultural schools: freedom of expression and citizenship values, in Laura Zanfrin, L. Z. (ed.), Migrants and Religion: Paths, Issues, and Lenses A Multidisciplinary and Multi-Sited Study on the Role of Religious Belongings in Migratory and Integration Processes, BRILL, Leiden - Boston 2020: 676- 714 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/166229]

Religious belonging in multicultural schools: freedom of expression and citizenship values

rosangela lodigiani
2020

Abstract

By focusing on the basic concepts of religious freedom and citizenship, the Chapter explores youth religious beliefs, spirituality and atheism in a context of “weak secularization” and illustrates how the school can be deemed a public space to test religious plurality. The latter represents a deep challenge to the school, intended as a secular and open place. Religious plurality produces opposite reactions, from neutralization of religion to the promotion of its cultural dimensions. Finally, interreligious and intercultural dialogue are proposed as a training ground for democratic citizenship: issues that were thought to have been secularized –finding a peaceful solution in the differentiation of private, civil and religious spheres– come back in the school debate (e.g.: how protecting the right to freedom of expression, which are the boundary of parental authority over children’s education).
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Migrants and Religion: Paths, Issues, and Lenses A Multidisciplinary and Multi-Sited Study on the Role of Religious Belongings in Migratory and Integration Processes
978-90-04-42944-4
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https://brill.com/view/title/57389
Lodigiani, R., Religious belonging in multicultural schools: freedom of expression and citizenship values, in Laura Zanfrin, L. Z. (ed.), Migrants and Religion: Paths, Issues, and Lenses A Multidisciplinary and Multi-Sited Study on the Role of Religious Belongings in Migratory and Integration Processes, BRILL, Leiden - Boston 2020: 676- 714 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/166229]
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