As part of our mission to understand and promote religious tolerance through innovative education, Boniuk Institute has partnered with Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) to pilot the Religious Literacy and Tolerance Club. This goal of this organization is for students to learn and explore the tenets of diverse belief systems and how they can be more tolerant of others as a necessary civic skill.
Club members engage in the academic (non-devotional) study of religion. All content is aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards and each major tradition is provided equal time.
The Club recruited and launched during the fall 2019 academic semester with 25-30 students participating over their lunch break twice a month. In the interactive sessions, students explore religious topics and themes by utilizing the Boniuk Institute Respecting Differences in Religions and Worldviews and associated activities. Through this innovative method, the Religious Literacy and Tolerance Club promotes respect for people of all religions and no religions.
The Boniuk Institute Guide for Respecting Differences in Religions and Worldviews will soon be available below in various formats including brochures, bookmarks, posters, slides and a teacher reference. All versions are provided for use in the public domain through the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC 4.0 and will be available for non-commercial sharing and adaptation.