Religious education is based on the questions and problems of the pupils. He helps them to orient themselves and find meaning in life. Religious education accompanies the children and young people in their personal development. Dealing with the experiences and contents of Christian tradition should help them to better understand themselves and others. The lessons ask questions about people, their possibilities and limitations.
In religious instruction, the pupils encounter the biblical message. You will learn to understand the language and the world of ideas that speak from the biblical texts. Religious education tries to combine Christian tradition with the questions and experiences of the pupils. It thus makes a significant contribution to general education: The children experience how Christianity has shaped our culture. At the same time, religious instruction introduces other religions, cultures and worldviews. At our school we attach great importance to inter-religious learning. Religious education wants to educate people to tolerance and willingness to engage in dialogue, because many conflicts of our time are caused by the fact that people, unaware of the different attitudes and practices of faith, shut themselves off prejudiced from the foreigner. In religious instruction, students learn to know the world as Godʻs creation and to take responsibility for it.
On the last day of school before the Christmas holidays, a Christmas service is traditionally organised by students. The entire school community, including those without a denomination or believers from other religions, are invited to attend. In addition, every year the Protestant pupils attend a reformation service in the St. Birgitta-Thomas-Church together. We work together with both parishes in Mettenhof.
Pupils of other religions are welcome to participate in Christian religious education and to enter into dialogue.
The subjects Protestant and Catholic religion are taught from 5th-7th grade and in the upper school with two hours per week.
The project will involve students thinking about their favourite books when they were younger and thinking about which books interest them now, then sharing this information with students in the other country.