There are growing levels of racism and prejudice towards minority groups across the globe. Many victims are people of faith who make up a significant part of the world’s population.
This hatred often comes from a lack of education and experience of having never met someone from another culture or faith. It also comes from having read false information online and prejudice towards another group.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
- Nelson Mandela
What We Do
As human beings we all look for support to guide us especially when we are faced with difficult situations. Religions and other belief systems such as Humanism for billions of people around the world provide them with a ‘sat nav’ which gives them direction in their lives. In the Ground We Share resource we will learn about these different sat navs and how people feel they assist them.
For students and teachers we hope these resources can assist your learning. There will be age appropriate videos with stories from different faith traditions on key values for Primary children aged 5-7. For secondary students ages 12-14 topics explored will include what it means to follow a faith in contemporary Scotland today. This will include explaining the importance of key beliefs and practices including worship, ceremonies and the wearing of articles of faith such as the hijab in Islam.
At S3-S4 level, ‘the making moral decisions’ programme representatives will give their perspective on a range of moral dillemas and explain how the values of their community have contributed to Scottish society.
The views represented in the videos on the site are the personal views of the people interviewed from their perspectives as followers of their respective traditions.
We hope the, ‘Ground We Share’ resources will encourage not only respect for others who have beliefs different to our own but to encourage people to stand up to and report hate crimes towards minority groups. Links to ways to report hate crime and organisations working to tackle it can be found on our site.