Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Religious Tolerance

This is not at all surprising — UK survey finds: churchgoing teenagers show greatest support for Muslim peers. "Young people from different religious backgrounds clearly show respect for each other," said a researcher of the survey's results. "But the challenge facing schools today is to enable those young people who do not come from a religious background themselves to gain insight into how their peers from religious homes feel about things."

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Blogger laBiscuitnapper said...

It's something that's always annoyed me about the anti-faith school movement in the UK. From three years at University, I can say that the most understanding, empathetic (and - dare I say it - Reasonable) students with regards to religion tend to be those from faith schools (regardless of personal religiosity) precisely because they've been educated in an environment that encourages respect for and discourse on faith.

Often it's the students from secular backgrounds who never had the experience of faith schools who are the least well equipped with dealing with fellow students of faith and the least 'tolerant'. Issues regarding divisiveness are always being overhyped and it's typical of people using theory rather than reality to invent new social causes.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I guess we can only hope that:

"mosquegoing teenagers show greatest support for Catholic peers"

? ? ?

10:19 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Wolfe said...

Sounds like "any ally in a pitched battle."

1:45 PM  

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