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Norman Richardson is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and Co-ordinator for Diversity & Mutual Understanding Programmes at Stranmillis University College, Belfast, where most of his current work is with student teachers.
He previously worked for over a decade in a cross-community project
developing diversity resources and training for schools of all kinds
in N. Ireland. As a member of the Corrymeela Community and the N.I.
Inter-Faith Forum he has a long-standing involvement in inter-church
and inter-faith issues. He has written and lectured regularly in
the field of religious and cultural diversity.
Norman Richardson shares some thoughts with teachers on why
it is important to learn about religions within citizenship.
"Some people are uncomfortable about discussing religion, fearing that
religious disagreement will quickly lead to offence and aggression, inflaming
racism and sectarianism…" Read more in Education
for citizenship – why learn about religions?