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  •  I will check out your diary (1+ / 0-)
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    Navy Vet Terp

    Thanks for the comment I will check out your diary entry. I am very interested in learning about different faiths. I will never be an expert by any means but I want to learn because I know that one day I will have many different child from many different faiths and I would like to know as much as possible so that I can make them all feel comfortable and maybe understand their traditions and beliefs.
     I feel like it would be very helpful in connecting with the children.

    •  As an attorney with some backgound (5+ / 0-)

      in Constitutional law, I can assure you teaching comparative religion, with no religion favored or disfavored, is quite constitutional and I strongly think should be done.  Enforced prayer in a single faith is not constitutional and should not be done.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 06:01:48 PM PST

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      •  And in many schools (3+ / 0-)

        this is already very much a part of the curriculum. Middle and high school history classes address religion. Even at my elementary school, various faiths, rituals, and celebrations are studied and discussed. My district is very diverse (already, whites are not a majority), so it is fun to see the kids learning about all these different cultures, and they get very excited about the projects they work on.

        •  That is great (1+ / 0-)
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          cherie clark

          I think that it is important to learn about different religions. The state that I live in we have many people from many cultures, our school system is very diverse as well. I do study other religions and cultures for that purpose because I know that one day it will be a lot easier for me to understand my students if I understand their culture.

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