Young people have a perfect right to good education. They deserve committed educators, safe schools, powerful learning environments, but most of all a clear sense of direction and insight in the values, norms and beliefs of the global community. In Europe, there is a long tradition of public religious education and youth work, in close cooperation with churches and faith communities. In this book the expertise of German, Dutch, English and French speaking scholars in this field is reflected on the basis of the metaphor of the city, the place of encounter in complexity and diversity.
"Roebben's expertise results in a highly nuanced presentation that calls religious educators to realistic hopefulness" (Maureen O'Brien, Duquesne University Pittsburgh)
"There is pastoral sensibility in the text: the author cares deeply for young people and their religious searching and spiritual quest" (Terry Veling, Catholic University of Australia)
Bert Roebben is Professor of Religious Education at Dortmund University (Germany).