A second draft of the Toolkit on ethics education developed by the Interfaith Council on Ethis Education for Children is being finalized and is available for use.
Experts on ethics, education and interfaith learning around the world have also contributed to the development of this second draft. Recommendations, inputs, clarifications and advice have been taken into consideration to make the Toolkit flexible enough to be used in different cultures, settings and with children and young people from different religions.
The second draft of the toolkit is composed of four chapters. The first chapter is the approach to ethics education through interfaith learning. This chapter provides a comprehensive picture of what the toolkit is designed for, the rights-based approach to children and the importance of ethics education and interfaith learning in societies and communities. It also provides a reflection on spirituality and the need for nurturing and providing space for children’s innate spirituality.
The Toolkit will be launched during the GNRC Third Forum organized by the Arigatou Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan from 24 to 28 May 2008. The development of the toolkit is an interfaith initiative promoted by the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children. It aims at developing children’s innate spirituality and nurturing values that are needed and conducive to live together in plural societies.