World Religions for Children

$100.00

This self-guided, 10-hour course ~ recorded one hour at a time ~  is open to all elementary-aged children (and their families) and offers age-appropriate reflections, discussion, information, and engagement with regard to to five of the world’s wisdom traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

*Tuition covers all members of the family living together. One need not pay separate tuitions for sibling or parent participation/engagement.

Description

All are welcome. 

This self-guided, 10-hour course is geared to an elementary aged audience and the whole family is warmly welcome to join in viewing the recordings, too. Participants will be introduced to the basics of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This course is age-appropriate, insightful, inspiring, and informative.

Open to all families of all faith traditions.

“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other,
but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity”
~ Robert Alan Silverstein 

 


Understanding our world’s wisdom traditions supports a child’s development of empathy, expansive world views, cultural awareness/diversity, and promotes personal investigation into life’s “Big Questions.”

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, understanding how people make sense of suffering, life, birth, death, and the “meaning of it all” is key to responding to difficult times with clarity and hope. We also know from research that a basic understanding of the world’s wisdom traditions promotes literacy, civic engagement, connection to neighbors in an increasingly diverse world, and significantly reduces fear of “the other.” As this report from Teaching Tolerance concludes: “Research shows that a world religions course helps reduce intolerance among students without undermining students’ religious beliefs.”

All children, representing a wide variety of perspectives and faith traditions, are welcome to join Amy Wright Glenn, an award-winning teacher of comparative religion and philosophy, for a 10-hour World Religions for Children discovery.

This is a self-paced, pre-recorded class. Each family can engage the material at their own pace. 

World Religions for Children is a fascinating, informative, and inspiring study.  Together we will explore and understand the basics beliefs/practices in: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Participants will learn how each traditions understands the following:

The origin of the world
The meaning of life
Holy days
Important rituals/customs
What explains suffering
What gives hope

The aim of this course is not to convert, persuade, or convince young people of any point of view outside of nourishing the values of curiosity, respect, and understanding.