Religion classes are important because students have questions about life, the different religions and religious beliefs. Protestant Education allows time and space for these questions and its contents have relevance for other school subjects. All students may attend Religion class, regardless of their church or religious affiliation.
In Religion class, students learn about how people in the Bible and from our time imagine God to be. The students have the chance to talk about their point of view and to present it with imagination and creativity. Students are introduced to Bible stories and are encouraged to look for the meaning they had for people in past times as well as discover their meaning for people today. Throughout the centuries, literature, architecture, art and music reflect this search.
In Religion class, students speak about their own experiences: what makes them happy, sad or hurt and what gives them hope and comforts them. They are given time to ask questions important to them and look for answers as a group. The linguistic skills and creativity of the students is promoted by their exploration of these themes and the old texts of the Bible.
For school and society, it is imperative that students are socially competent. Religion class emphasizes and endorses social behavior. The students get to know and understand the Christian tradition of helping others. In small steps, they are guided into carrying out social service projects.
Fr. Möhrle (Protestant Education in English and German)
Ms. McClintock (Protestant Education in English)
Fr. Schnaubelt (Protestant Education in German)
Information on the curriculum: www.ekbo.de
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