Subject | Humanities & Social Sciences

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Religious diversity and community in intercultural education

Religion and community are two significant yet overlooked factors in intercultural education. In the lecture, I focus on two communities, the Hidden Christians in Hirado and the elderly community worshiping Togenuki Jizō in Sugamo (Obaachan no Harajuku), to examine what it means to belong to a community. These examples from the Japanese religious world show that the key to intercultural and diversity education in an increasingly multicultural Japanese society lies in learning about and engaging with different communities. 

Content/学習内容

Staff/スタッフ

    • Teacher
    Tinka Delakorda Kawashima
    Lecturer Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Ph.D. Sociology Lecturer, Hiroshima University

Competency/コンピテンシー

Learning Goal

  • Learn sociological theoretical approaches to religious phenomena and community in Japanese society
  • Understand that religion is an important source of identity such as language, history or cultural heritage
  • Learn that intercultural understanding must be developed based on real personal and social learning experiences (e.g., interacting with members of different communities)

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