Religious Diversity in Our Schools

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9781492144212: Religious Diversity in Our Schools

Is your community becoming a global village with diverse cultures & religions?  Do you know what foods NOT to serve? What religious holidays NOT to schedule events on?  What the right titles are for leaders of different faiths?  Award-winning author Deborah Levine shares the case study of DuPage County, Chicago's technical corridor, and how it confronted the challenge of internationalization & diverse religions in its schools and in the workplace. Find out how your community and/or organization can Go Global by developing a religiously diverse "Harmonize Not Homogenize" environment.

Using the strategies and Quick Reference Religious Diversity Cards created by the DuPage Interfaith Resource Network, you can build a local-global bridge in your diverse school, market place, & community. Get your copy of this updated for the current (and age-old!) issues of religious diversity and see how chaplains, educators, law enforcement, business owners, and religious leaders navigated the impact of globalization and avoided culture clash.

Includes:  Quick Reference Religious Diversity Cards for more than a dozen faith traditions:

              --Sacred Space
              --Sacred Time
              --Sacred Language
              -- Sacred Food
              --Death

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The impact of globalization on the American economy is immense and growing.  Preparation for Going Global is a major element in educating our youth and all newcomers to the workplace.  That preparation should include becoming literate in religious diversity.  Success as a member of an international team whether at home, abroad, or online, requires the basic knowledge contained in the Quick Reference Religious Diversity Cards and an understanding and anticipation of possible culture clashes.

About the Author:

DEBORAH J. LEVINE is an award-winning author, editor-in-chief of the American Diversity Report, and a blogger with The Huffington Post. Her articles have been published in The Harvard Divinity School Bulletin, The Journal of Ecumenical Studies and The Christian Century. Raised in one of Bermuda's few Jewish families; her history of Bermuda's Jews was serialized in The Bermudian Magazine. Her father's letters as a military intelligence officer in WW II are excerpted in her book, Inspire Your Inner Global Leader.

With degrees in cultural anthropology and Urban Planning & Policy, Deborah has worked, lived, and studied in every region of the United States. She has served as consultant to the City of Chattanooga, the North River Commission/Chicago, and the Central Conference of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC). A former non-profit executive with the American Jewish Committee and several Jewish Federations, Deborah founded the DuPage/Chicago Interfaith Resource Network and the SE Women's Council on Diversity. She is a 2013 winner of the Champion of Diversity Award from diversitybusiness.com. Currently headquartered in Tennessee, Deborah is an intercultural trainer and serves on the Diversity Advisory Council of Volkswagen Chattanooga, and the board of the British American Business Group/Chattanooga.

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