Religious Schools

by gabriella tavernese on February 13, 2014 - 9:06pm

Quebec has always been known for its cultural and religious diversity; housing thousands of men and women from around the world that all have different beliefs and values. Montreal alone is filled with different ethnic and religious communities who all contribute to the development of our city. To say that religion should have no role in society is absurd when living in the 21st century. It affects everyone politically, financially and socially. With this being said, I believe that having religious schools in our day and age is not only negatively affecting our children, but keeping societal development at a halt. These children grow into adolescence ignorant to all other religions and intolerant to others worldviews. I think that it is important to teach all children about all the different religions, so that they will be open minded and willing to accept differences. Teaching about the values and traditions in different religions will not only teach them about tolerance, but about acceptance as well.

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I think your right, when you said that religious school take children in the ignorance way, because they only learn about one religion. I think that everybody need to be educated in a school where taechers are not buyest in one religious like religious school, but in a multicultaral institution, because it s easier to be aware of other beliefs and to have a good perception of the world when you are well informed. These two qualities can`t be achieve in a religious school, because your education is based on one religion. Gabriel Poudrette

I totally agree with you're point when you said that we have to teach all children about every religions to be open minded, because we have to teach these children how each religions works and their culture so that they can accept every differences.

I absolutely agree with the position you are holding. If religious education were to be thought in school than it should be about all the religions that are present in the worlds society. It makes individuals more accepting to other religious beliefs and it helps people relate to others.

I absolutely agree with the position you are holding. If religious education were to be thought in school than it should be about all the religions that are present in the worlds society. It makes individuals more accepting to other religious beliefs and it helps people relate to others.

I absolutely agree with the position you are holding. If religious education were to be thought in school than it should be about all the religions that are present in the worlds society. It makes individuals more accepting to other religious beliefs and it helps people relate to others.

I don't think that ignoring other's people world views is going to make children intolerant, being intolerant is a choice, just like being educated in a laic or in a religious school system. Some people when they learn about other religion do no necessarily start to be open about it, if they didn't like it before they won't start to like it after.

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