Making Religious Instruction and Values Formation Relevant to 21st Century Learners
Rebecca G. Cacho
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The 21st century landscape of religious education poses challenges to religious educators engaged in formal education of the Christian faith of young people. With the fast changing times, how one can cope with the demands of re-inventing and re-articulating the faith in such a way that it remains faithful to Christian Tradition and relevant to the present context is a daunting task. Through the years, the church has continually inspired and guided teachers to make the proclamation of the Gospel effective in different cultures across time and history. The article examines the possible causes of young people’s dissatisfaction and indifference to the understanding and living out of the Christian values. Some suggestions to make religious education and values formation more meaningful, dynamic and relevant to the 21st century learners are cited for possible adoption by religious educators.

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