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RELIGION STUDIES

Religion Studies is the study of religion as a universal human phenomenon and of religions found in a variety of cultures. Religion and religions are studied without favouring any or discriminating against any, whether in theory or in practice, and without promoting adherence to any particular religion. Religion Studies leads to the recognition, understanding and appreciation of a variety of religions within a common humanity, in the context of a civic understanding of religion and with a view to developing religious literacy.

The subject contains the following four topics:

  • Variety of religions
  • Common features of religion as a generic and unique phenomenon
  • Topical issues in society
  • Research into and across religions

We focus mainly on the following religions:

  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • African Tradition religion

Religion Studies aims to:

  • enhance the constitutional values of citizenship, human rights, equality, freedom from discrimination and freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion;
  • develop the learner holistically, that is, intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually;
  • enhance knowledge, skills and values necessary for the enrichment of each learner, interpersonal relationships and an open and democratic society;
  • equip the learner with knowledge and understanding of a variety of religions and how they relate to one another; and
  • equip the learner with knowledge and skills for research into religion as a social phenomenon, and across religions as well as to relate and systematise universal dimensions of religion.