Interfaith Education for All

Theoretical Perspectives and Best Practices for Transformative Action

  • Duncan R. Wielzen
  • Ina Ter Avest

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Duncan R. Wielzen, Ina Ter Avest
    Pages 1-17
  3. Theoretical Perspectives on Interfaith Education

  4. Best Practices of Interfaith Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Suhailah Hussien, Rosnani Hashim, Nazatul Akmar Mohd. Mokhtar
      Pages 97-106
    3. Leendert W. Van, Der Meij
      Pages 123-136
    4. Ismail Taspinar, Ina Ter Avest
      Pages 137-146
    5. Victoria Michela Garlock
      Pages 159-174
    6. Ina Ter Avest, Duncan R. Wielzen
      Pages 175-188
    7. Jessica Bouva, Duncan R. Wielzen
      Pages 201-214
    8. Madhuri Doerga, Sandra De Ruiter, Ina Ter Avest
      Pages 215-224
  5. Reflection and Recommendations for Transformative Actions in Interfaith Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. John Valk
      Pages 227-242
    3. Ursula Günther
      Pages 257-271
    4. Ina Ter Avest, Duncan R. Wielzen
      Pages 273-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-282

About this book


Living together in the midst of diversity is an issue of pivotal importance all over the world, in particular for people involved in the education of the younger generation. The search intended in this publication is to find the means to go beyond mere tolerance of differences. Education as envisioned in this book engages learners in active citizenship and enables pupils and students – young people – to transform their social environment. Learning about the other, and – to a certain extent – appreciating the other’s perspective, together with acquiring dialogical skills are key elements for learning to live together with people from different cultural backgrounds and with diverse religious and secular worldviews. Hence, faith development, dialogicality and citizenship are central themes in this publication. This book brings together the latest insights and ‘best practices’ available in the fields of religious education from around the world, which are reflected upon by distinguished scholars in the field. The input provided by the three parts of this book will give every educator further food for thought, be it in the classroom, at home or in leisure activities. The diversity approach of this book is mirrored in the composition of the team of editors. Duncan Wielzen is a theologian with research interest in religious education in plural societies; Ina Ter Avest is a psychologist with a focus on the intersectionality of psychology, culture and religion. The focus of both editors is on (inter)faith education, its implication and further development.


pedagogical strategies (inter)faith education diversity dialogue worldview education (religious and secular)

Authors and affiliations

  • Duncan R. Wielzen
    • 1
  • Ina Ter Avest
    • 2
  1. 1.Roman Catholic Diocese RotterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Inholland University of Applied Sciences & VU University AmsterdamNetherlands

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