When we were in jr high (early 80s), one of our Muslim classmates turned 13 just before the start of Ramadan. Our geography teacher had him do a short talk about the customs and how he would be fasting, praying, etc during school hours. This was done for education and to put a stop to potential bullying (note - we didn't need a special day or a lecture to have a teacher speak up about it, it was part of their JOB). No notes went home about it, people mentioned it to parents, nobody cared. In another class, a student explained his name as derivative of a Hindu god and what that god was known for. No notes, nobody cared. At confirmation time, the students were at lunch whining about the essays they had to write about their saints. No notes, nobody cared.
Why is it now religion only comes up when kids are trying to convert their classmates? Why need consent before anything else is allowed a mention?
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:33 AM on Oct. 22, 2010
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Answer by pixie_trix at 3:01 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
It makes it really hard to teach kids about other customs and traditions without talking about religion. I think it's nice to hear from people who actually practice the religion but it seems too upsetting to others so schools can't do this.
I think we have to teach our kids that some people do cross a line when it comes to some issues including religion, however they could face this online when no adult is around. I'd rather my kids hear from normal people practicing different faiths first then zealots over the computer. We have to understand other cultures and traditions because the we live in is global, I think it also helps to understand many of the world religions.
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