What’s it all about?
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• Making friends • Helping to end prejudice and stereotyping • Getting together and helping others • Helping diffuse tensions and resolve conflicts • Helping your community • Celebrating diversity • Adding something extra to your own life
As a young person in 21st century Britain you belong to an increasingly diverse society where people of many different cultures and faiths live side by side Interfaith week celebrates why it matters to build bridges of friendship and understanding between people of the different and distinct religions of this country today
Over 75% of people who answered the question about religion in the 2001 census said they belonged to a particular religious tradition
The Golden Rule
Each faith has teachings about the importance of dealing rightly with other people. This principle - to treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves – is sometimes called ‘The Golden Rule’.
Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings
Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow man
“Atheists and agnostics have moral values just as much as people from different religions do” Do you agree or disagree and why?
Shared Values The great faith traditions are each distinct, but there are important values that people of different faiths share
Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself
Hinduism: This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain
Christianity: Do to others as you would have them do to you
Sikhism: No one is my enemy, and no one is a stranger. I get along with everyone
Bearded Sikh woman teaches Reddit a lesson in tolerance When a photo of Sikh university student Balpreet Kaur attracted hundreds of mocking comments on Reddit, she defended herself and her religion with maturity and grace. She's since earned a heartfelt apology and the respect of many. Read the full story here: https://storify.com/cbccommunity/beardedsikh-woman-teaches-reddit-a-lesson-in-tole “You should respect the sacredness of your body by keeping it in tact and not changing your looks” Do you agree or disagree and why?
Lets talk over lunch!... Celebrate the diversity of British cuisine (food) by eating, sharing and talking about the dishes on offer in the canteen this week – each day there will be a different dish with a religious heritage – and some might be more familiar than you think!