Ontario bishops commission world religion textbook

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  • September 24, 2007

{mosimage}TORONTO - The Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops has given the go ahead to write the first-ever Grade 11 world religion textbook from a Canadian Catholic perspective.

At the OCCB plenary in the spring, the Ontario bishops mandated the Institute for Catholic Education to write a proposal and approach publishing companies to have the textbook written. The bishops will choose a publisher some time this fall.  

A textbook hasn’t been commissioned before because there were too many other programs that needed to be implemented, said Sr. Joan Cronin, director of the Institute for Catholic Education.

World religions is a mandatory course for all Grade 11 students in the Catholic school system in Ontario.

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