Religious Education in Australia Term Paper by ABCs

Religious Education in Australia
An examination of the debate over education and change in the Catholic religion in Australia.
# 111968 | 2,510 words | 12 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2009 in Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Education (General)

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This paper discusses the debate of whether religion should change with the times. It specifically focuses on education and religion in the Catholic faith and change in Australia. The paper looks at the debate where some believe that religious faith should maintain its purity regardless of the cost, while others feel that change, even in religious faith, is a necessary condition for the survival of that faith in this world.

Table of Contents:
Religion and Change in Australia
Education and Change
The Role of the Community
The Functions of the Church in the World

From the Paper:

"However, the concept of community remains important in maintaining a religious identity in a dynamic and changing world. In the Australian context, the Catholic church and school need to implement changes to target the needs of their communities if they are to survive. It is however important to understand that the survival of these institutions do not dictate the survival of faith itself. Faith, as noted above, is a very individual phenomenon, particularly in the postmodern context. Many individuals believe, and choose the specific manner in which they will manifest their faith. The Catholic church and school will survive only if these dynamics are taken into account and implemented in the education process and also in collaborative community projects."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arbuckle, G. (1993). The Church in chaos: An inevitable experience, re-founding the Church: Dissent for leadership. Sydney: St. Paul's.
  • Bouma, G. (1992). The future of religion. In Religion: Meaning, transcendence and community in Australia. Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.
  • Canavan, K. (2006). The changing face of Catholic schools in Australia. CEO Sydney.
  • Congregation for the Clergy (1997). The General Directory for Catechesis ()
  • Hater, R. (1994). New visions, new directions. Texas: Tabor.

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