Religion and the State: Why Moderate Teaching Should Be Promoted

Harvard International Review, 2007

6 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2016

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: April 18, 2007

Abstract

The US and its allies are asking what they can do to curb the spread of radical, violent versions of Islam. Part of the answer lies in what Muslim children are taught in schools, especially in the Madrasas. The Saudis are now ready to stop supporting the teachings of radical Islam. Needed are textbooks and teacher training in the moderate versions of Islam. Only teaching secular topics such as science and math and liberal values will not do.

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, Religion and the State: Why Moderate Teaching Should Be Promoted (April 18, 2007). Harvard International Review, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2738030

Amitai Etzioni (Contact Author)

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Washington, DC 20037
United States

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