How would you feel if you were aware that your constitutional right of the First Amendment was being violated? Today in public schools all around the nation, the right to pray has been taken. As shocking as this information may seem, it is completely legitimate. This controversial decision, made by the Supreme Court on June 25, 1962, has disappointed many Americans over the past few decades. However, allowing voluntary, student-led prayer to be brought back into the school systems can not only benefit students, but also benefit our country by teaching this nation 's youth the necessary religious morals they need to be able to efficiently establish right from wrong, and allowing them to practice their constitutional right of the First Amendment.
I am a Catholic… I can believe only in the God of the church”(107). Like many other children, Antonio is unclear on what religion to follow, especially since his own religion failed to help him when needed. He now needs to come to fact on what he should follow. What belief is suitable for
“Visual Literacy” The influence of the Counter-Reformation on the state of visual art in the early 16th century was dramatic. Much of the art of this period was used as an educational tool for Catholics who may not have been literate, but were devoted to the images and sculptures in their churches. Protestants, especially Martin Luther who translated Scripture into the common vernacular, were extremely adamant about the masses being literate especially in regards to Scripture. As a way to present the same education to the entire population, the Catholic Church emphasized education by visual literacy. Many of the defining features of Baroque art can be traced back to the influence of the Catholic Church, specifically the members of the Jesuits.
Prayer in Public Although prayer in public is traditional, it doesn't abide by the constitution. School prayer has remained a subject in the United States throughout the 20th Century. Engel v. Vitale came around in which school prayer was in a lot of ways forbidden. However, with the passage of the Equal Access Act in 1984, some forms of school prayer were again allowed. The Department of Education now issues a guide to help school administrators crack down on congressional laws and Supreme Court decisions concerning school prayer.
I often describe myself as growing up as Catholic and imposed that religion and faith can help promote good health, cope with life transitions, and particularly face mortality and fear. During my elementary school years, I attended Catholic school not as a matter of learning about faith, but to prepare to be a better child of God. Still, not being pleased with being told by nuns, priests, and even my own parents what to believe, I did explore what it meant to be a Catholic to some extent. Even today, I contemplate a part of myself as Catholic in a historical sense, just not in a religious sense. I have a profound respect for religious faith and sporadically feel a
This theory tend to put the focus on the individuals that compose the group and each individual background regarding morals, values, beliefs and religions. In regards to education, this theory would provide the kids with a broader way of thinking. Instead of having one correct answer to a question, they are open to all answers that may stem from children of different histories than those of the dominant group. Some say, “Multiculturalism, therefore represents a threat to individual liberty, a loss of understanding involving citizenship, and a threat to democracy.” By focusing on each individual, those against this theory find that citizenship, or the status of being a legal part of a society, and democracy, or a system of government by population or those eligible, typically through representatives that have been elected, will have the potential to be destroyed. This form of education would allow the children to become aware and respectful of outside ideas other than those present in their personal life.
This tradition is learned from family, parents, and friends and is known as, ‘poetic Catholicism’ (76). High tradition is learned from theology books, documents, and the papacy, while popular tradition relies on rituals, art, music, stories, etc. There is a clash between the two traditions, as some Catholics believe that only high tradition can produce real Catholicism. Dogma and doctrine is more important to some Catholics, than experience and narrative. Greeley explicates that two types of tradition must communicate with one another, so that they can work together harmoniously.
Religion and faith has been at the centre point of culture since the earliest civilisations, whilst the importance and control these religions have has drastically diminished it seems illogical to dismiss their historical and cultural relevance by denying religious symbols to be present in schools. Cases that can be made in favour of education about alcohol and drugs highlight the necessity for children to have an understanding of how to act in accordance with the laws of their state, enabling children grow up with a complete understanding of the world they will live in. This can be transposed to allow for religious symbolism in classrooms, the absence of religious symbols within a classroom would lead to a weaker understanding of what it means to follow a
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.
No less than other schools does the Catholic school pursue cultural goals and the human formation of youth. But its proper function is to create for the school community a special atmosphere animated by the gospel spirit of freedom and charity, to help youth grow according to the new creatures they were made through baptism as they develop their own personalities, and finally to order the whole of human culture to the news of salvation so that the knowledge the students gradually acquire of the world, life and man is illumined by faith (Gravissimum Educationis no. 8). The Church considers very dear to her heart those Catholic schools, found especially in the areas of the new churches, which are attended also by the students who are not Catholics. Attention should be paid to the needs of today in establishing and directing Catholic schools.