Hanna de Jong-Markus

Chapter 6 102 Abstract Strong religious schools emphasize their own religious community and faith. However, in the interest of social cohesion, it is important to know what the teachers in these schools believe about religious diversity. We conducted sixteen in-depth interviews with Christian primary school teachers about the Christian faith and their beliefs regarding religious others. People’s relationship with God is a central issue in their beliefs, and beliefs about religious others speak to issues of distinction, identification, or recognition. However, teachers show ambivalence when it comes to concrete encounters. We consider it valuable that teachers are stimulated to actively discuss contrasting beliefs.