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Opening the Minds of People of Different Religions

We are one world that suffers from a host of problems. And where do these problems come from? DISCRIMINATION. We are a nation divided into different religions, cultures, races, and color. While there is no stopping us from choosing our beliefs and practicing our culture, there should always be diversity in the different nationalities around the world. This will help bring peace, to find a common ground between our differences, and to solve problems through what we think is best for ALL of us.

 

Unfortunately, we suffer from stereotypes and judgment, and no one can be saved from that. No matter the religion or nationality we are, we face teases and judgment because of the lack of knowledge people have in another religion or culture. One-minded people can only stick to one opinion and refuse to move, no matter how much we try to unite.

And without the open-mindedness of other people, we will only stick to one solution that no one agrees with. WIth only one or a few parties agreeing instead of the whole bunch, we will never have peace and diversity, continuing to suffer from the problems the whole world faces, such as war, starvation, poverty, and discrimination.

 

So, how can we solve all that? Through opening the minds of people, of course! How do we open the minds of people? Through teaching them about the world, not only in history or country facts, but to teach them all about the different religions and cultures. Once we teach everyone around the world about their own culture and others as well, they will soon open their eyes to how other religions and nationalities see the world.

Once we open our eyes to the different perspectives, we will soon learn that there are different solutions we can suggest that would benefit the WHOLE world. We will also be able to break the barriers and stereotypes, soon living in a world without judgment. And lastly, we will be able to achieve a path to a better word through straight and friendly communication, without the guns and without the fights.

 

We will not be able to fully educate the people without the help of those who are passionate to raise awareness of their own religion and race. So we urge the people to be proud and take a stand towards what they believe in.

Teaching our Children Role Models of Different Culture

Religion is a touchy subject that many schools and parents don’t really teach their children. While they do instill values and religious practices, they do not open their eyes to other religions, resulting in children being closed-minded and only thinking one way. It’s a sad reality that we face, seeing our own children discriminating other religions because they have little to no knowledge of it.

Another thing to point out would be the lack of understanding or respect we have with our religious differences. No matter who we are or the religion we practice, we tend to scoff or look down to others, thinking that “we are the better ones”. This isn’t a great act to show to our children, since it ends up with them thinking and acting the same way!

This discrimination problem goes the same with races and colors, as we tend to only have one stereotype towards each nationality. And most of the time, they aren’t stereotypes you’d like to hear.

In order to break these stereotypes and look past our differences, we must teach our children religion and nationalities. And it isn’t just through history, but to introduce to them heroes and heroines from all religion and races from around the world.

Teaching our children role models of different culture will help them understand and admire the culture for what it is. They’ll be able to open their eyes to a whole new perspective, seeing that there is a whole new and beautiful world out there to explore.

It will also help break the barrier between colors and religion in the future, because with our kids knowing and understanding the different cultures around the world, they will then be able to properly communicate and interact with others WITHOUT discrimination, uniting as one body for the future generations to come.

Unfortunately, schools stick to one curriculum. This is why we ask for change, to slowly introduce subjects that involve more history and culture. It doesn’t only help with improving our children’s knowledge, but it will also enhance their communication skills and the way they understand the different things and people they will be interacting with in the future.

Through changing the curriculum and teaching our kids heroes of different cultures, we will then have newfound respect and admiration, without the judgement.

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