Hot-Button Hell: Starting A New Conversation

Religious and Moral Education
1 Hour Session
Thursday Feb 15   12:30 PM to 01:30 PM (1 hour)
Hyatt - Imperial 6
Division 3 (Grades 7-9) Division 4 (Grades 10-12)

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Politics, sexual ethics, social justice - there are always topics that get students talking! Throw religion into the mix and discussions can get heated really fast! Handled poorly in the classroom, hot-button issues in religious education can cause a lot of division and harm - especially in a world where student differences of opinion tend to be "solved" over the blunt edge of social media.

Using elements of Matthew Kelly's "7 Levels of Intimacy", this session will explore a different starting point for such issues - one that fosters respect in the classroom without avoiding strong beliefs or resolving to moral relativism.

Christ the Redeemer School District
Religious Education Specialist (on leave)

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