Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Religion in schools - 'morning prayers'

Much harm has been done in the name of religion, with heathens misinterpreting their religious tenets. Extremists of all faiths, shapes and colours, have forced their ideas on one another.
My multicultural classrooms were filled with joy and respect for one another.
Rather than reciting a prayer in the morning (silent or not) I would have my students speak and sign the following.

I pledge allegiance to the world
To care for earth and sea and air
To cherish every living thing
With peace and justice everywhere.

Those who chose not to, did not. It was a lovely moment.

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