I taught middle school in the Greater Toronto Area until I witnessed an incident of religious bullying in my classroom and did not know how to respond. Today, my research seeks to understand the phenomenon of religious bullying and find solutions to address it in the classroom, predominantly through religious literacy. This website details the knowledge, tips, and strategies I have come across. I hope you will find it helpful whether you are an educator, student, parent, or a member of the public. This site is updated regularly.
Two recent publications include:
- A personal piece on “Religious Bullying: Perspectives from Canada” (Nov 2018), and
- An op-ed in the Montreal Gazette, “Religious-symbol ban for teachers would be bad for students” (Nov 2018).
In May 2018, I shared a webinar presentation in the ICNA CSJ “Stop bullying” series titled, “Existing models of change: A look at solutions to religious bullying in the US today.” The recording and slides are available for download by clicking the image below or via this link: https://youtu.be/zcI1JbhI1-c.
If you have any questions about the content on this site, please feel free to contact me. It would be a pleasure to speak with you in greater detail about what I have found.
“Mlima hazipatikani wanadamu wanakutana.”– Swahili proverb
(Mountains never meet, but people do.)
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5678-7605
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