100 Religious Literacy

A Fundamental Civic Competency

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101 Religious Literacy Frameworks

102 Religious Literacy in Education

103 Religious Literacy in Business

104 Religious Literacy in Law

105 Religious Literacy in Diplomacy 

Complete Sequence

Option 1. Complete all five modules and earn a certificate of completion.

Option 2. Complete all five modules and earn academic credit from one of our accredited partner universities.

100 Modules

Research Partner

This course series is made possible thanks to the research of scholars published by the peer-reviewed journal, Religion & Education (Taylor& Francis). Special thanks is given to journal editor Michael D. Waggoner and special-issue editors Nathan C. Walker and W. Y. Alice Chan.

Co-Certifying Organization

Students who successfully complete modules in this series will earn an official certification of completion from the U.S.-based public charity, The Foundation for Religious Literacy and the Canadian-based Centre for Civic Religious Literacy, le centre de littératie religieuse civique.

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The following three national guidelines informed this curriculum: first, “Religious Literacy Guidelines for College Students,” American Academy of Religion (AAR 2019); second, College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, “Religious Studies Companion Document for the C3 Framework.” Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies (2013), endorsed by the AAR; and third, the “Teaching About Religion: AAR Guidelines for K-12 Public Schools,” AAR (2010). 

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Special thanks to Diane L. Moore for her leadership in helping to craft the aforementioned guidelines and for her research published in Overcoming Religious Illiteracy: A Cultural Studies Approach to the Study of Religion in Secondary Education. New York: Palgrave MacMillan (2007). 

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Special thanks to Stephen Prothero for his research published in Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—And Doesn’t. New York: HarperCollins Publishers (2007). He is currently an academic advisor to The Foundation for Religious Literacy.

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We also draw upon research by Pew Religion Research Center: first, the religious knowledge survey, “What Americans Know about Religion” (2019); and second, ““Teaching About Religion in Public Schools: Where Do We Go From Here?” Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and the First Amendment Center (2003).