RELIGIONS, EDUCATION AND DEMOCRACY THE NECESSITY OF INTER-RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN THE MODERN PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM

  • Polikarpos Karamouzis Aegean University, Greece

Abstract

To summarize, we must point out that the religious education should not be a factor of secondary importance for democratic societies, with the condition that it constitutes one important aspect of each culture separately. If democratic societies are indifferent, provision of religious education will potentially be passed to religious communities because the state school will be unable to manage an objective multifaith education.

Author Biography

Polikarpos Karamouzis, Aegean University, Greece

Dr Sociology of Religion, Teaching of Aegean University, Rhodes, Greece

Keywords: Religions, Education, Democracy, School, European Union, Comparative Study of Religions

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Published
2017-01-13