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The churches and education

studies.jpgThe summer 2008 issue of Studies, the Irish Jesuit quarterly review, addresses a series of matters relating to Irish education. Under the title ‘Educating ourselves’, it carries articles about Catholic schools, intercultural education, professional ethics in teaching, and religious values in education. In his editorial, Fergus O’Donoghue SJ notes that the benefits of the churches having a role in Irish education are not adequately appreciated. There is a danger, he remarks, that Irish people will be left with “a vague, sentimental attachment to Christianity as a cosy folkloric religion”. To order copies, go to the Studies website.