Exploring the Positive Potential of Education about Religion, Conviction and Belief

Exploring the Positive Potential of Education about Religion, Conviction and Belief

Exploring the Positive Potential of Education about Religion, Conviction and Belief:

A smorgasbord of good practice from schools to communities (and vice versa)

You are invited to a seminar on 'Exploring the Positive Potential of Education and Religion, Conviction and Belief'. Organised by CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe in partnership with ENORB (European Network on Religion and Belief) the event takes place at ICA, Rue Amédée Lynen 8, 1210 Brussels (nearest Metro station – Madou) from 9:00 to 17:00.

Seminar Programme
31 May 2016

ICA, Rue Amédée Lynen 8, 1210 Brussels

Registration: 9:00 – 9:30

Words of Welcome: 9:30 – 10:00
Emir Kir - Mayor of Saint Josse in Brussels
Alan Murray - Chair of ENORB

Morning Panel: 10:00 – 12:00
Panel Moderator: Robin Sclafani, Director of CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe and Vice Chair of ENORB

  1. James Barnett - COGREE (Coordinating Group for Religion in Education in Europe), and former chair, Council of Europe Working Group on the Religious Dimension of Intercultural Dialogue.
  2. Paul Weller - University of Derby “Religious Education in Changing Social Contexts”
  3. Szilvia Kalman - European Commission DG Education and the follow-up to the Paris Declaration of Education Ministers
  4. Armand Benizri - Inspector of Religious Education Belgium “Debates, opportunities and curricular changes in the Belgian public schools”

Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00

Afternoon Workshops:
Round 1: 13:00 – 14:30

  1. Communities: Anne de Potter (Beth Hillel Synagogue/Cercle d’Eveil); Clément Dumas (Etterbeek Convictions en Dialogue); Mustapha Chairi (Reflections from Schaerbeck)
  2. Adult Education: Robin Sclafani (CEJI & Belieforama (Europe)), Raheed Salam (All Faiths and None (AFAN UK))

Coffee Break 14:30 – 15:00

Round 2: 15:00 – 16:30
3. Schools: Marine Quenin (France - video), Dr. Helen Brown - Ecole International le Verseau (Belgium); Armand Benizri - Inspector for Jewish Education in Belgian French Community Public Schools; Stéphanie Lecesne - CEJI and in-service professional development training for teachers
4. Youth Sector: Mo & Moos (Netherlands); Sam Grybowski - Coexister (France)

Conclusions in Plenary: 16:30 – 17:00
Towards good practice education in religion, conviction and belief.

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