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The future of Catholic schools in a secular culture of religious choice

Rymarz, Richard (2011) The future of Catholic schools in a secular culture of religious choice. Journal of religion and society, 13 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1522-5658

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Recent cultural shifts, most notably a rise in a modified form of secularization, which privileges choice, have led to a general decline in religious commitment. This is best described as a process that may eventually lead to complete religious disengagement. This decline has implications for many religious groups, such as the Catholic Church, that maintain a large number of affiliated institutions, many of which have an educational focus. In the absence of strongly committed individuals, Catholic schools face significant challenges in accommodating this new cultural reality. In response to these challenges Catholic schools need to develop ways to better maintain a strong and distinctive identity.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: future, Catholic schools, secular culture, religious
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 05:52
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 14:57
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2741

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