Hello, I am a teacher, researcher, and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Civic Religious Literacy. I completed my PhD at McGill University, and am the recipient of the American Education Research Association‘s Religion and Education Special Interest Group‘s Dissertation of the Year Award for 2020.
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. As a result, I began my PhD research 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, and some information about me. 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.
This knowledge is expanded into my work at the Centre for Civic Religious Literacy – a non-religious non-profit that aims to foster understanding about religious, spiritual, and non-religious people across Canada. To learn more about the Centre, its work, and research, visit: www.ccrl-clrc.ca.
My publications page offers more information about religious literacy and religious bullying, including my recent books Teaching Religious Literacy to Combat Religious Bullying: Insights from North American Secondary Schools (Routledge, 2021) and Equipping Educators to Teach Religious Literacy: Lessons from a Teacher Education Program in the American South (Routledge, 2022).
If you have any questions about the site’s content, please feel free to contact me. It would be a pleasure to speak with you in greater detail.
I am available to teach, guest speak, research, consult, or conduct program evaluation on matters related to religious bullying and religious literacy.
“Mlima hazipatikani wanadamu wanakutana.”– Swahili proverb
(Mountains never meet, but people do.)
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