Religious Studies resources

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Religion and Peace

Christianity and the Just War Theory

The role of religion and peace is explored throughout religious studies courses in schools across Australia. The Catholic Church "Just War Theory" has been used as a basis for Christianity's position on war and peace issues. However, there is an important debate over the Theory and moves towards a new "Just Peace Theory" of which students should be aware. 

In 2016, we published a Just Comment discussing the "Just War Theory" and a possible "Just Peace Theory." Download the article here. 

Islam

Students will learn, as they study Islam, that there are many misconceptions about Muslims and Islam. It is important for teachers to address these misconceptions and debunk the myths and stereotypes that have developed over time. Islam is a religion of peace. 

In 2006, we published a Just Comment debunking the myths about Muslims in Australia. Download the article here

 

 

 


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