I was raised in a strict Christian household and the thought of exploring other faiths didn’t occur to me until my early twenties. I really wish I would’ve been exposed to other religions (intentionally by my parents, not from a distance) while I was growing up. Instead I stepped away from Christianity whilst educating myself about other faiths. So glad I did both.
I must say that I’ve found that many of us “conscious” folks don’t see the benefit of educating ourselves about different faiths. Why is that? Why not learn about other perspectives/ways of living while informing our children simultaneously? What are your thoughts?
http://www.statesman.com/news/lifestyles/religion/author-suggests-ways-to-help-kids-learn-about-wo-1/nRrN5/ Article about the book, “Growing Up Global: Raising Children to be at home in the World”
http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/z_dead_mysource/family/x219212442/Introducing-your-kids-to-different-religions-can-pay-off#axzz0JvfYjSd1 Article about the benefits of informing our youths about different religions
http://www.religioustolerance.org/reledchil.htm Children’s books about religion & spirituality
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Is-My-Faith-Islam/dp/0764134752 “This is my Faith” is an excellent series for children.
NOTE: Learning about non-religious folks like agnostics, humanists & atheists is equally important (in my view).