Bruce Grelle

Bruce Grelle

PhD University of Chicago
ARTS 390

My teaching and research are focused on comparative ethics, religion and public education, and religion and politics. I direct the Religion and Public Education Project at Chico State, and I’m a member of the statewide steering committee for the California 3 Rs Project (Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect): A Program for Finding Common Ground on Issues of Religion and Values in Public Schools. I have co-chaired the “Religion in Public Schools: International Perspectives” group in the American Academy of Religion and served on the AAR Task Force on “Religion in the Schools.” I’m a member of editorial boards or advisory committees for Religion & Education, the British Journal of Religious Education, the Religious Education Journal of Australia, and Religious Studies Review.

Among the courses I teach are RELS 247 “Religion, Ethics, & Ecology”; RELS 348 “Jesus, Buddha, Marx: Comparative Ethics”; RELS 358 “Religion in American Public Schools”; and RELS 480 “Theories and Criticisms of Religion.”

My publications include Explorations in Global Ethics: Comparative Religious Ethics and Interreligious Dialogue (co-editor with Sumner B. Twiss); “Promoting Civic and Religious Literacy in Public Schools: The California 3 Rs Project,” in Religion in the Schools: Negotiating the New Commons, (Michael D. Waggoner, editor, Roman & Littlefield Education, New York, 2013); and “The First Amendment Consensus Approach to Teaching about Religion in U.S. Public Schools: Applications and Assessment,” in Civility and Education in a World of Religious Pluralism, (Vincent F. Biondo, III, and Andrew Fiala, co-editors, Routledge, New York, 2014).


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