“Study of religions against prejudices & stereotypes”: Conferences on the SORAPS Project

In the school year 2018/2019, two meetings have been scheduled in order to introduce students and teachers to the SORAPS Project.

“Marco Foscarini” High School in Venice (Fondamenta Santa Caterina, Cannaregio 4942) hosts both the meetings open to all those who are willing to participate. The first meeting took place on 12 September and the second one will be implemented on 4 December.

The agenda remains unchanged for both the days in order to let those students and teachers who have an interest in it decide when participate.

The aim of these two sessions is not only to present the entire SORAPS Project and its first outcomes in order to involve other teachers both within and outside the School, but also to share the ideas, themes and arguments which lie at the heart of the project with those students who are not (yet) directly involved in it. It is also an occasion to raise interest in Multiplication Training Activities.

Massimo Raveri from Cà Foscari University and Vincenzo Pace from Padua University give their voices to the project, talking about how religions are a renewed presence in the current times, among new medias and violence.

Agenda

10.00 Welcome speech (Massimo Zane, Dirigente Convitto Marco Foscarini)

10.10 Presentation of the SORAPS Project (Giovanni Lapis, Università “Cà Foscari” di Venezia; Elena Nonveiller, liceo “Marco Foscarini”)

10.30 Religions: a renewed presence in the global space? (Vincenzo Pace, “Padua University”)

Debate

Coffee break

11.50 Religions and culture among history and new media (Massimo Raveri, “Cà Foscari” University of Venice)

Debate

SORAPS Project presented during annual conference of the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research on Textbooks and Education Media E.V. in Augsburg

The Ca’ Foscari University of Venice was officially invited by the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IGSBi) to the Annual Conference of the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research On Textbooks And Educational Media present EU projects related to Religious Education. Never, as in the year of the Fifth Centenary of the Protestant Reformation, addressing the important and often neglected topic “Religion and Educational Media” has proved so relevant. The numerous proposals and the pleasing number of more than 60 participants, were further proofs of the importance of the topic.

Within this context, the IERS – Intercultural Education through Religious Studies project and its successor, the SORAPS – Study of Religions against Prejudice and Stereotypes have been presented and greatly appreciated by the participants. The contributions from the conference will be published in a volume in 2018.