The article explores ideas of religious pedagogy with special attention to religious socialization in various communities, especially in the meeting with the Other. It is suggested that religious education should not only shape coherent identity but should also include ecumenical, interreligious, intercultural, social and civic dimensions.
After short description of ideas, purposes and tasks of contemporary religious pedagogy the article concentrates on the idea of inclusion in the meeting with the Other. Religious socialization is an essential component in the development of inclusive religious education. Different ecumenical, interreligious, intercultural, social and civic tasks are profitable for contemporary religious pedagogy. The article emphasizes that social inclusion with religious characteristics shouldn’t be only a matter of concern in school education or generally religious education but should be pursued also by other organizations, including the Church. The Church as community of believers should pursue what is common and should resist any exclusion. It should be not only a bridge between believers and unbelievers, but also between many diverse social, religious and cultural groups.