Essay On Religious Education

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The most common term used to describe the novel aspects of today’s world is “globalization.” This term, like so many other big, fuzzy ideas, requires explanation and is open to multiple interpretation. But most those who use it recognize that it points to one undeniable reality, that cultural and economic and political forces are making different parts of the world more and more dependent on one another. In this sense, we can say that the world is shrinking, and we use terms like “global village” to convey the idea that what we do here today affects the other side of the world tomorrow. The social changes that are mentioned most often in connection with globalization are the technological revolution, symbolized in the communications technology…show more content…
The Philippine Constitution of 1987 embodies the legal basis for the teaching of religious education. It provides optional religious instruction shall be allowed to be taught to children in the public elementary and high school within the regular class hour by instructors designated by religious authorities of the religion to which the children or wards belong, without additional cost to the government (Art. XIV, Sec. 3.3). We usually think of religious education as simple method of lecture and discussion in which students are supposed to learn the rudiments of Catholic doctrines by memorizing the answers taught to them in class. Or others think of religious education as a method whereby students are encouraged to participate in the celebration of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Nowadays, some of the catechism does not really respond to the needs, concrete situation, culture and values of the ones being catechized. For example, the nature and conditions of the Filipino family and of Filipino values and belief systems are undergoing serious changes and upheavals. This radically affects the proclamation of the Good News to today’s Filipinos. However, this is totally
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