Ethics Education for Children The missing piece in Interfaith Education and Peacebuilding Efforts
17 November 2014
Church Center for the United Nations, NYC
9:00 16:00 

The Hartford Seminary is holding a very special workshop emphasizing the importance of ethics education for children in interfaith and peacebuilding efforts. This workshop seeks to embrace the potential for interfaith and intercultural learning to combat the increase in religious fundamentalism and extremism in the world. The idea of reevaluating ethics education for children is essential so that we may teach them to celebrate differences instead of rejecting them. The workshop will also introduce the Arigatou International Learning to Live Together Programme, an innovative approach in the promotion of critical thinking and spirituality in children.  

You don’t want to miss this fascinating opportunity!

9:30 Welcome and Introductions

9:30 11:00 Panel on Ethics Education – A contribution to peacebuilding and interfaith education

Dr Heidi Hadsell – President Hartford Seminary –Overcoming fundamentalism and fear of the other – Challenges and opportunities
Ms Agneta Ucko, Vice-Chair Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children – Spirituality and ethics education Ms Jane Rechtman, Board member at the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education – A paradigm shift in religious education

Dr Ilham Nasser, Associate Professor George Mason University, Virginia – Promoting intercultural and interfaith learning in early childhood settings

11:00 11: 15 Break
11: 15 13:00 Introduction to the Learning to Live Together Programme and implementation experiences
13:00 14:00 Light lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Practical activities on the educational approach of Learning to Live Together
15:00 – 16:00 Reflections and dialogue – Possibilities for collaboration

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