Year 11 Religion and Life students were set a task inspired by The World Religions Conference, a multi-faith conference which started in 1981 in Ontario. The World Religions Conference (WRC) brings together scholars from the world’s major religions to speak on a common topic from the point of view of their respective religious traditions. Faith groups make presentations of recitations of their holy scriptures and set up displays at the event. The WRC serves the purpose of educating members of the community regarding interesting and relevant topics by providing a platform where all major religions can pool their collective wisdom and teachings regarding the topic.
Students were challenged to refer to relevant and specific information from their learning and elsewhere to draw up research notes related to the characteristics, foundation and development into major divisions or denominations of a world religion which is different from one nominated by their peers.
Each group set up a booth in their classroom in the style of The World Religion Conference and gave a multi-modal presentation of their research findings in an engaging, clear and insightful manner to students from a visiting from a Year 9 Religion class.