Inclusive Teaching and Learning: Faith #3

Reflection on Kwame Anthony Appiah,  Reith lecture on Creed

Kwame Anthony Appiah cross all the boundaries and his own life identity and background answers directly to the concepts of Multiculturalism. He is British of mixed parentage, educated in Britain where he and in a same sex marriage. His address was engaging with identifiable humour that highlights the people’s perceptions and stereotypes, by his appearance, accent education and lifestyle.  His grounding within his family history and his in-depth knowledge that he shares I find interesting. The exploration of identity through narratives is thought-provoking. People engage in stories to learn about each other and themselves. Certain scriptures can be viewed as stories open to interpretation and referred to for a set of behaviours and religious traditions. Appiah describes the survival of the scriptures of not just being just a set of rules and instructions of how to live and open to interpretation. Interpretation can create avenues for manipulation in that can lead to discrimination and control. Importantly religion and the practice of faith within religious communities makes progressive changes to adapt and meet the demands of gender and equality. Therefore religion and its faith is a communal practice and way of life.

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