Religious Education

Religious Education

Religious education is the teaching of a particular religion, its varied aspects, its beliefs, doctrines, rituals, customs, rites, and personal roles.

Religious Education involves teaching about religions in general, and its varied aspects: its beliefs, doctrines, rituals, customs, rites, and personal roles. It is about appreciating the mystery of our lives and understanding our place in the cosmos.




Teachers Names

Mr. Ronan King

Ms. Mairead Fitzpatrick

Ms. Emma Smith

Mr. Shane Moran


Subject Overview 

Through the teaching of religion, we in Largy College attempt to explore how our students understand and experience the sacred, the self and the world around them. 

Study of the world's religions creates unique cultural sensitivities among our students. Religious education is methodologically diverse, globally aware, and academically progressive. Religious education is respectfully open to a multicultural and intentional way of being that explores the boundaries of everyday life.

Religious education also develops the crucial aptitudes, of, critical thinking, communication competence, interpersonal awareness and intercultural literacy, which are necessary for success in our increasingly global society.

The aim of religious education is not only about the accumulation of knowledge, but primarily about gaining wisdom. Practically speaking, religious education can enable students to better practice the task of self-hood by both building self-esteem and making possible the acquisition of competencies crucial for one's wellbeing. To teach about religion, is to study the religions of the world in a manner that is factual and fair minded and avoids any bias or persuasion.

Finally, to teach about religion then is strictly and most importantly an educational effort that aims to give students ready access to the rich and exciting world of different philosophies, mythologies, moral-systems, and ritual practice that makes the deep understanding of world cultures such as stimulating subject of intellectual interest.

It is about celebrating the complexity and variety within religious life and religious thinking. It cultivates the skills of reading, discussing and writing. We share in the delight of asking and even risking answers to questions about the meaning of life, and the sources of human and social transformation. Students experience the knowledge that arises from an appreciation of the place of religion in human experience.


Career opportunities in your subject.

The study of religion can provide excellent preparation for a variety of careers such as law, teaching, counselling, business, journalism, politics, writing, medicine, and the arts.

Religion is one of the primary disciplines for investigating the questions of life and death, of love and hate, that characterize the human condition.

Religious education provides the opportunity to understand with depth and nuance the many beliefs and rituals, that move humans to appreciate the alternative world of the religious reality.


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