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.
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.