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.