RE Around the World

Updated: Apr 2

Religious Education Goes Around the World in 60 Days During June and July 2015 the RE Chair, Rob Angelette, came up with a wonderful lesson theme and I wrote most of the lessons myself. That summer RE visited deities and celebrations across the globe. The virtual world tour included Italy, India, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, China and more, with religions dating from antiquity up to the 20th century.

June and July 2019 RE Lessons

June 2

RE visits Italy and honors the Roman fire goddess, Vestalia.

June 9

Moroccan Youth Day, which celebrates education reform and other social issues affecting youth

June 16

How the People Got Corn: An Aztec Myth from Central America

June 23

Ireland: 5000 Years of Religious Practice

June 30

Clowning for Joy in Haiti

July 7

Tanabata Matsuri, a Star Festival based on a Chinese legend

July 14

Onam, an Indian holiday based on a Hindu myth

July 21

Amaterasu-O-Mi-Kimi, a Japanese celebration of the return of the Sun Goddess

July 28

Birth of Haile Selassie I, the origin of the Rastafarian cultural and religious movement

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