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Religious Education and Enterprise

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by mystique_scarlet2006, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. I am the PSHCE and Enterprise Co-Ordinator for an 11-16 all girls school in a deprive suburb of Birmingham

    As part of my role, my SMT has asked me to run and co-ordinate an Enterprise Week across the whole school. The main aim would be to promote Enterprise opportunities as well as making links between Enterprise and curriculum based subjects.

    I was just wondering if anyone had any creative or unusual ideas of links I could make between Enterprise and RE as part of a lesson? I am hoping to provide some suggested lesson ideas that teachers could use through the week, and any ideas would be GREATLY appreicated!!!!
  2. I thought this was another Star Trek thread! But seriously, could you clarify what Enterprise means in your context?
  3. Chrisitan Aid Fair Trade games
    There was also a TV programme on Primark about sweat shop conditions, child labour and poor wages that would work well.
  4. Thanks for that!
    Enterprise to me looking at the element of teamwork, communication and working in unusual situations.
    I am aware that this can be done in most subjects, but I was looking to see if any subject specialists had any creative ideas< as I do not specialise in RE myself.
  5. durgamata

    durgamata Occasional commenter

    I'd love to work with you on this. As I am an entrepreneur - giving consultation (RE and Community Cohesion) and preparing some card games of my own design for market - which when they get there will be the only games which include an aspect of religion and philosophy on the market - (see www.bluelotus.co) - it would be very appropriate.

    Some shops are run by religious or spiritual groups who want to make their work part of their religious or spiritual practise - serving others. What kind of shops would they be likely to start? Cafes and Restaurants are typical examples but any kind of business may have this kind of ethical basis. 'Daily Bread' (wholesale health food to the public) in Cambridge is one I know.

    All the religions encourage service to others. Can that be shaped into a business? What might the problems be?

    There is a type of business called 'Social Enterprise.' In what ways may this link with religion?

    A few other ideas include looking at what the religions teach about business and entrepreneurship. The obvious ones are that in Islam (and many religions) charging interest is forbidden, in Christianity Jesus was furious when he saw how the Temple was being used for commerce - and he turned over tables and scattered money, driving out those who were 'Turning the Temple into a den of thieves.'

    This attitude is countered by the parable of the man who went away and left his servants with some money to look after for him. He wanted them to invest it and was angry with the man who fearfully buried the money. Business people sometimes use this as a justification for the capitalist / materialist society.

    Then there is the statement that it is easier for a rich man to get through the eye of a needle than go to heaven...

    Anyone suggest any more texts which relate to business/money/entrepreneurship?

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