RELIGION, EDUCATION, and
Reynante S. Tagum
Morals/MoralitySecular/Secularism Religious Education
Religion, Education and Religious Education
- mature life
- improvement of human life
- make us better people
-belief concerning the
supernatural, sacred, or divine;
and the moral codes, practices,
values, institutions and rituals
associated with such belief.
- concerned with the judgment
of the goodness or badness
of human action and character.
- universal ethical principle
- pertaining to worldly things or
to things that are not regarded
as religious, spiritual, or sacred.
- Education is an essential part
of religion. Religious education
would be a special sort of
education, like moral education,
and mathematical education.
- To initiate a pupil into
and history is to bring
him into contact with
the Divine Purpose as
revealed in the world.
- If to be educated involves
initiation into all the forms
of knowledge, then religion
is one of those forms,
'education' requires its
inclusion as a matter
The way of understanding
– giving of information and
improvement of understanding.
Takes religion and its works as
empirical matters and seeks
to give an understanding of
how they came to be as they are.
Comparative religious studies
both on intellectual and social
The way of commitment
– religious education aimed
at securing commitment runs
very close to indoctrination,
the teaching of uncheckable
propositions by authority.
- The teacher could try to developed in
the child a religious consciousness, by
getting him/her to understand how life
looked to, say the Hebrew prophets, to
Jesus, to St. Francis, to Buddha or to
- This would help to provide
perspectives on the world which
would be necessary before anyone
could really be in a position to choose
to commit him/herself, or not to any
- Ang lahat ng pag-aaral ay kailangan
nakatuon sa ultimate purpose nito –
ang makilala ang Diyos. (Molmisa, 2011)
What we can learn from religion?
-Ritualistic side of religion
-Moralistic side of religion
-Communal side of religion
-Rich culture and traditions