Liberation Theology, Pope Francis, the poor, education, liberation, religious education
This article examines why liberation theology needs to be a core resource in religious education settings, especially in Catholic secondary schools. It will first touch on key tenets of liberation theology and the reasons why it was silenced and underused. It will then analyze poverty in the Jewish tradition as an interfaith resource and challenge. Next, the article will highlight three challenges of teaching liberation theology in secondary classrooms. In response to these challenges, the article will close with the benefits of teaching liberation theology in the classroom.