Study of Religions against prejudices and stereotypes
European Project funding by Erasmus+ Programme
Religious and cultural diversity are today more than ever a critical challenge. European countries are concerned by a big immigration flow and recent terrorist attacks, that increase intolerance and fear. The project "Study of Religions Against Prejudices & Stereotypes" wants to be a part of the long-term educational efforts needed to engage these issues and foster mutual understanding and integration, as well as to contrast conflicts and radicalization.
The SORAPS Project aims to strengthen the role of schoolteachers by planning, creating and piloting a on-line Teachers Training Course aimed to increase knowledge and skill in the field of history of religions, contemporary religious pluralism, intercultural dialogue and Digital Literacy, with a precise focus of contrasting stereotypes and prejudices concerning religions. This Course will comprise a detailed Curriculum, Training Materials and Guidelines in order to be completely transferable and scalable.
In order to ensure impact and test the efficacy of these products, upper secondary schools are involved as project partners and will provide testing teachers.
From IERS to SORAPS
“The Study of Religions Against Prejudices & Stereotypes” Project capitalizes on the former project "Intercultural Education through Religious Studies” (IERS 539803-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-COMENIUS-CMP), which has been implemented by the same Consortium. The main products have been the Digital Modules, ICT applications to be used in class by teachers to foster an intercultural comprehension of different religions. The SORAPS Project aims to be a complementary action by training teachers to use more efficaciously these Digital Modules. Moreover, the Digital Modules will also serve as tools for the Teachers Training Course Materials