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Why Ethics Education is important for promoting interfaith learning and dialogue

Ethics education promotes interfaith learning and dialogue in many direct and indirect ways. Perhaps most importantly, because the content of ethics has so much to do with individual or group understanding of responsibilities to and relationships with other people, ethics education encourages our children and youth to think about these relationships at a time in their lives when they are open to and curious about other people, and eager to work out how to relate to them.

I strongly believe that children have an innate potential for spiritually. We need to listen carefully to children sharing their spirituality. As adults it is easy to believe that we're the ones teaching children and youth spirituality in the same way we would teach them how to behave in the street to avoid being run over by cars. It is not as simple as that.

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