Muslim Youth Cry Out for Help!

W.B.S. van de Wetering, B. Budak

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    The problems Muslim youth experience in Dutch secular postmodern
    society. Muslim children and youth
    are confronted with conflicting norms, values, and expectations
    at home, in the mosque and in school. If they do not find adults
    who are able to clarify the
    conflicts that may arise from this situation, they search for answers
    themselves on the internet or at private schools or in
    initiatives that provide Islamic education. This sometimes gives them
    unbalanced information from a rather extreme or Western‐phobic
    perspective. Islamic guidance and education at home and in
    the mosque often do not reach all young Muslims sufficiently
    and do not form a bridge to society as a whole. Therefore, the
    introduction of “Islamic Education” in schools with a large population
    of Muslim youth could be a solution. Various empirical
    studies show that Muslim parents and pupils want this. But are
    schools ready for it?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReaching tot the Sky. Religious Education from Christian and Islamic Perspectives.
    EditorsW.B.S. el Bouayadi- van de Wetering, Siebren Miedema
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam/ New York
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventConference on Religion and Life - Amsterdam/ New York
    Duration: 22 Nov 201024 Nov 2010


    ConferenceConference on Religion and Life


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