With great change comes great challenge and today one of the major challenges facing European citizens is living in an intercultural and inter-religious society.

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Dr. Patricia Kieran is co-editor of Exploring Religious Education: Catholic Religious Education in an Intercultural Europe“. A book which explores how Catholic RE has developed a discourse of inclusion and respect for otherness, while simultaneously recognising the challenges and identity of the Catholic faith tradition.

Patricia begins her book with a quote from the French author and former politician, Andr Malraux. He suggests that the 21st Century would be the century of religion. Liam Cathasaigh began by asking if and why she believed this to be the case.