The Georgia 3Rs Project — Rights, Responsibility and Respect — was created to help schools and communities come together across differences and engender civic participation in a diverse democracy. In recent decades, many communities have experienced a dramatic increase in diversity, which has also corresponded with an increase in violence and hate speech across all levels of society. There has been little in the way of resources and training to address these new challenges, despite educators navigating religious freedom and religious literacy issues every day, whether in their curricula or in the interactions they have with students, parents and community members.
The Georgia 3Rs Project team has created high-quality and unique professional development opportunities for educators, administrators and district officials on religion and public schools. Professional development is targeted to help educators and administrators understand the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty for people of all religious traditions and none, investigate First Amendment approaches to religion and education to ensure students’ religious liberty in public schools and to recognize the difference between a devotional approach to teaching religion and the non-sectarian, academic study of religion through a social and historical lens.
The Georgia 3Rs Project has created more than 50 professional development opportunities and trained more than 250 educators, administrators and support staff during 750 hours of in-person and online workshops. Now is the time to help your community and school district produce religiously literate and civically engaged students who understand the challenges of a diverse democracy. If you would like to work with the Georgia Rights, Responsibility and Respect Project, please visit contact [email protected] to get started.
To access the free modules and for more information, please visit www.constitution2.classroom.org.
The Georgia 3Rs Project’s advisory council represents a broad range of perspectives but are united by the shared vision of religious freedom as an inalienable right for all people. The following advisers provide candid guidance and feedback as we work to promote First Amendment approaches to religious literacy and liberty in Georgia public schools. Affiliations are included for identification purposes only.
|The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams, M.Div., D.D.
Morningside Presbyterian Church
Rabbi Peter Berg
Lynne Bruschetti, M.A.
Kevin Burke, M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
The Rev. Sam Candler, D.D.
The Rev. Bill Clarkson, M.Div., D.Min.
Ethel Ware Carter
The Rev. Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Durley, M.A., Ph.D., M.Div.
The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., Ph.D., M.Div.
Mark Goldfeder J.D., LL.M., S.J.D.
Mrs. Erin Hames, J.D.
President of ReformED
The Rev. Dr. James Neil (Dock) Hollingsworth, M.Div., Ph.D.
Soumaya Khalifa, M.A.
John Kutsko, M.A., Ph.D.
Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, M. Div.
Khalid Siddiq, M.D.
Steve J. Smith, M.B.A., Ed.S.
Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Ph.D.
Alvin Wilbanks, M.A., Ed.S.
Woody White, M.B.A.
Rev. Dr. George Wirth, D.Min., D.D.
Gareth Young, M.A.
For question regarding the Georgia 3Rs Project, please contact David Callaway.