Religious Literacy

Posted on 12. Dec, 2019, in Christian Values, Church Teachings, CommunityComments Off on Religious Literacy

Dr Fainche Ryan is the director of the Loyola Institute in TCD Dublin, and she is organising a conference on “Religious Literacy – Challenges for Today”.

Here she explains to Pat Coyle that religious literacy means knowledge of core religious beliefs, symbols and practices operative within a culture. She adds that many have noted an increasingly lack of ‘Christian literacy’ in Ireland, which she believes creates challenges for the well-being of Christian churches. Dr Ryan also believes that the dangers for wider society might also be of concern, whereby ignorance replaces literacy and a space is created where fundamental misunderstandings will occur.

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