Apr 18, 2015 Saturday
OMB Room 24
Room 24, Old Main Building, King Edward Avenue, Scottsville
Pietermaritzburg ZA

Why are all the political 'hotspots' of violence and dissent in the world dominated by religious intolerance? What can we do to assist people to get to know about others' beliefs and practices, and learn to be more respectful and tolerant of difference? How do we persuade people that encountering other faiths, beliefs and practices can be an exiting, stimulating, enriching experience, rather than something threatening? Is it possible to teach this in schools without indoctrinating pupils into a particular faith? Please bring: Pen, paper, and an open mind. The class will be offered in English.

Bring one of the following:
A session on any IT tricks.
Any second hand book suitable for secondary school library
Commit to actively find out about someone else's belief system
Instruction in the use of Power Point, preferably before the session!
Organise for me to give this class again somewhere else
Paper and pens for other members of the class
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Alleyn Diesel

I have taught religious studies all of my teaching career, firstly at the Natal College of Education, and then for 12 years at the University of Natal, both in the Religious Studies Department and to the HDE students in Education. I am passionate about encouraging people (whether they regard themselves as believers in a particular faith, or not) to appreciate the crucial role played by religion in our societies today, and the need for tolerance of, and respect for, other views different from our own.