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Franck, O. & Liljefors Persson, B. (2023). Democratic and Inclusive Religious Education in the Secular State – The Case of Sweden. In: Anthony, F-V. & Ziebertz, H-G (Ed.), Human Rights and the Separation of State and Religion: International Case Studies (pp. 217-232). Springer Netherlands
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democratic and Inclusive Religious Education in the Secular State – The Case of Sweden
2023 (English)In: Human Rights and the Separation of State and Religion: International Case Studies / [ed] Anthony, F-V. & Ziebertz, H-G, Springer Netherlands, 2023, p. 217-232Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

How can a secular democratic state inform its fundamental values to migrants with past affiliation in societies marked by religious norms and values? In Sweden, migrants are offered a (non-compulsory) course in civic orientation. Research has shown a need for professionalization of this type of education. A dimension of professionalization can, we urge, be described in terms of religious literacy. The development of a course in civic orientation, where norms and values are discussed with respect to human rights, presupposes that methods are developed to draw attention to the complexity, and the ambiguity, of relations between religious and secular ethical positions. Teachers need knowledge of religiously motivated beliefs in ethical issues and of ways in which these are made visible in the multidimensional practice of lived religion. Sweden, perceived as a highly secular country, has taken in many migrants from countries with traditional religious values. Through interviews, the Institute for Future Studies has identified some areas where religiosity is one parameter for the way these people rethink ethically relevant perceptions. These are values of self-determination and the individual’s own choices – such as abortion, divorce, premarital sex and homosexuality, and with those contiguous rights that are perceived as non-negotiable in the secular democratic discourse. This chapter analyses the secular state’s mission to inform new arrivals about democratic values in relation to human rights in the Swedish discourse. The analysis is based on a multidimensional understanding of the concept of religious literacy, with reference to a discussion about the distinction between having a right to live with or without religion. One aim is to explore challenges and opportunities to discern in the current discourse how religion can contribute to the development of the secular state and how secular value teaching can contribute to the development of religious approaches to human rights.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2023
Series
Religion and Human Rights (REHU), ISSN 2510-4306, E-ISSN 2510-4314 ; Volume 10
Keywords
Religion in secular democracies. citizenship education, inclusion social and cultural literacy, religious literacy, religious diversity, non-denominational religious education, democratic religious education
National Category
Religious Studies Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64620 (URN)978-3-031-33997-4 (ISBN)978-3-031-34000-0 (ISBN)978-3-031-33998-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-19 Created: 2023-12-19 Last updated: 2023-12-19Bibliographically approved
Liljefors Persson, B. (2023). Foreword. In: Liljefors Persson, Bodil; Kettunen, Harri and Christophe Helmke (Ed.), Maya Religion and History: Proceedings of the 22nd European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 11–16, 2017 (pp. 1-4). Verlag Anton Saurwein
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Foreword
2023 (English)In: Maya Religion and History: Proceedings of the 22nd European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 11–16, 2017 / [ed] Liljefors Persson, Bodil; Kettunen, Harri and Christophe Helmke, Verlag Anton Saurwein, 2023, p. 1-4Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Verlag Anton Saurwein, 2023
Series
Acta Mesoamericana ; 31
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64515 (URN)3-931419-30-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-15 Created: 2023-12-15 Last updated: 2023-12-15Bibliographically approved
Liljefors Persson, B. (2023). Hållbart samhälle och humanistiska värden (1ed.). In: Olof Franck & Peder Thalén (Ed.), Mellan kunskap och fostran: en bok om syfte och mål med skolans undervisning om etik. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hållbart samhälle och humanistiska värden
2023 (Swedish)In: Mellan kunskap och fostran: en bok om syfte och mål med skolans undervisning om etik / [ed] Olof Franck & Peder Thalén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, 1Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023 Edition: 1
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64517 (URN)9789144167596 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-15 Created: 2023-12-15 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Liljefors Persson, B. (2023). Kosmologi och ekologi i mayas andliga landskap: myter, ritualer och spår av förändring (1ed.). In: Dennis Augustsson; Charlotta Carlström; Emma Hall; Bodil Liljefors Persson (Ed.), Religion och samhällsförändring: Aktuella perspektiv i religionsvetenskaplig forskning (pp. 165-185). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kosmologi och ekologi i mayas andliga landskap: myter, ritualer och spår av förändring
2023 (Swedish)In: Religion och samhällsförändring: Aktuella perspektiv i religionsvetenskaplig forskning / [ed] Dennis Augustsson; Charlotta Carlström; Emma Hall; Bodil Liljefors Persson, Stockholm: Liber , 2023, 1, p. 165-185Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2023 Edition: 1
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64616 (URN)978-91-47-14696-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-19 Created: 2023-12-19 Last updated: 2023-12-19Bibliographically approved
Liljefors Persson, B., Kettunen, H. & Helmke, C. (Eds.). (2023). Maya Religion and History: Proceedings of the 22nd European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 11–16, 2017. Paper presented at The 22nd European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 11–16, 2017. Verlag Anton Saurwein
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maya Religion and History: Proceedings of the 22nd European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 11–16, 2017
2023 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Verlag Anton Saurwein, 2023. p. 253
Series
Acta Mesoamericana ; 31
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64498 (URN)3-931419-30-4 (ISBN)
Conference
The 22nd European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 11–16, 2017
Available from: 2023-12-15 Created: 2023-12-15 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Liljefors Persson, B. (2023). Powerful Knowledge in Religious Education—Questions of Epistemology and Subject Literacy in Democratic and Inclusive Educational Contexts. Social Sciences, 12(12), Article ID 642.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Powerful Knowledge in Religious Education—Questions of Epistemology and Subject Literacy in Democratic and Inclusive Educational Contexts
2023 (English)In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 12, no 12, article id 642Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, the focus is to grasp ongoing discussions regarding powerful knowledgein relation to social sciences in a broader sense, but especially in relation to religious education.Discussions around norms and values are central in classrooms where both multireligiousness andsecularity characterize students’ everyday life and where students constantly move between differentmulticultural contexts. It is the aim of this contribution to explore the ongoing discussions relatingpowerful knowledge in RE to existential questions and controversial issues. One way for teachers towork with these goals is to focus partly on subject literacy and on powerful knowledge in relationto inclusive teaching, and partly on subject content where core value issues are expressed togetherwith existential and controversial questions. This will be discussed and explored in this contributionfocusing on powerful knowledge and epistemology in social science, and especially in the schoolsubject of religious education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
powerful knowledge, religious education, subject literacy, teacher training, compulsory school, existential questions, controversial issues
National Category
Religious Studies Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64516 (URN)10.3390/socsci12120642 (DOI)001130994500001 ()2-s2.0-85180726874 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-15 Created: 2023-12-15 Last updated: 2024-02-01Bibliographically approved
Augustsson, D., Carlström, C., Hall, E. & Liljefors Persson, B. (Eds.). (2023). Religion och samhällsförändring: Aktuella perspektiv i religionsvetenskaplig forskning. Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religion och samhällsförändring: Aktuella perspektiv i religionsvetenskaplig forskning
2023 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna antologi erbjuder forskningsbaserade och didaktiska perspektiv på religion och samhällsförändringar. Antologin är resultatet av ett samarbete mellan forskare från flera olika discipliner vid Malmö universitet och visar på den mångfald av forskningsperspektiv som ryms inom ämnesområdet religionsvetenskap i Sverige idag.

Antologin vänder sig till studenter och verksamma lärare samt en vidare intresserad läsekrets som önskar få tillgång till aktuell forskning och fördjupa sin ämnesteoretiska kunskap. Genom fyra teman belyses aktuella perspektiv på brännande frågor inom samtida religionsvetenskaplig forskning: Religion, kön och sexualitet, Religion, unga och skola, Religion, möten och förändringar samt Religion, politik och samtid.

I en samtid som präglas av ständigt pågående förändring är religion och livsåskådningsfrågor synnerligen aktuella. Mötet mellan historiska traditioner och nutida samhällsutveckling visar hur inte bara religiösa rörelser, utan också människors trosuppfattningar och identiteter, omtolkas och förändras över tid. Undervisningen i religionskunskap i grund- och gymnasieskolan utgår från att kunskap om religion och andra livsåskådningar är central för vår förståelse av en omvärld som i allt större utsträckning präglas av mångfald och förändring.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2023
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59034 (URN)9789147146963 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-03-31 Created: 2023-03-31 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Liljefors Persson, B. (2023). Sacred Place and Ritual in Yucatec Maya Religion: Perspectives from Ethnohistorical Sources and from Prince Wilhelms´ Expedition in 1920. In: Liljefors Persson, Bodil; Kettunen, Harri and Christophe Helmke (Ed.), Maya Religion and History: Proceedings of the 22nd European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 11–16, 2017 (pp. 159-174). Verlag Anton Saurwein
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sacred Place and Ritual in Yucatec Maya Religion: Perspectives from Ethnohistorical Sources and from Prince Wilhelms´ Expedition in 1920
2023 (English)In: Maya Religion and History: Proceedings of the 22nd European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 11–16, 2017 / [ed] Liljefors Persson, Bodil; Kettunen, Harri and Christophe Helmke, Verlag Anton Saurwein, 2023, p. 159-174Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Verlag Anton Saurwein, 2023
Series
Acta Mesoamericana ; 31
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64512 (URN)3-931419-30-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-15 Created: 2023-12-15 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Liljefors Persson, B. (2023). Undervisning om religion för ett demokratiskt och hållbart samhälle: om ämneslitteracitet och existentiella frågor (1ed.). In: Dennis Augustsson; Charlotta Carlström; Emma Hall; Bodil Liljefors Persson (Ed.), Religion och samhällsförändring: Aktuella perspektiv i religionsvetenskaplig forskning (pp. 125-146). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Undervisning om religion för ett demokratiskt och hållbart samhälle: om ämneslitteracitet och existentiella frågor
2023 (Swedish)In: Religion och samhällsförändring: Aktuella perspektiv i religionsvetenskaplig forskning / [ed] Dennis Augustsson; Charlotta Carlström; Emma Hall; Bodil Liljefors Persson, Stockholm: Liber , 2023, 1, p. 125-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2023 Edition: 1
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64615 (URN)978-91-47-14696-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-19 Created: 2023-12-19 Last updated: 2023-12-19Bibliographically approved
Crespo Lopes, J. & Liljefors Persson, B. (2023). Young People Developing Their Identity Perception and Values: How Can School Support Such a Process by Bringing in Controversial Issues?. Societies, 13(12), 260-260
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young People Developing Their Identity Perception and Values: How Can School Support Such a Process by Bringing in Controversial Issues?
2023 (English)In: Societies, E-ISSN 2075-4698, Vol. 13, no 12, p. 260-260Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article draws upon group conversations with young people (11–19 years old) from Europe, focusing on the Nordic countries. The participants’ identity perception showed more aspects as the deliberative, non-structured conversations advanced. From initially showing limited aspects of identity as being related to geographical and temporal aspects, a broader comprehension of identities as constructed, multiple, and at times subject to negotiation and change came to the fore during the discussions. Examples given showed an awareness that people, such as older relatives, develop diverse ways of thinking and acting due to historical and cultural contexts. Understanding that there is an intersection between psychosocial, post-structural, and sociocultural explanations for how identity formation progresses, we propose pedagogical actions working with controversial issues and values, raising critical consciousness of the context. During the conversations, a majority expressed that controversial issues were not something they dealt with at school. By working with controversial issues, the content of conflicts is made visible, and the possibility for students to recognize and respect each other’s diverse identities and perceptions increases. The goal of bringing controversial issues into education and conducting good discussions in the classroom is to help students develop and assess their opinions, gain an increased understanding, and consider new perspectives on various issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
controversial issues, identity, Nordic countries, values, young people
National Category
Pedagogy Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64647 (URN)10.3390/soc13120260 (DOI)001131454400001 ()2-s2.0-85180520652 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-20 Created: 2023-12-20 Last updated: 2024-02-01Bibliographically approved
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