Although we are a Church of England school, we are very aware that we need to know about different religions.
We have recently been visited by our friend, Mr Cohen, who told us about his life following Judaism.
Judaism and Christianity have several ‘shared beliefs’: we both believe in the Old Testament; we both believe in God; we both see how important Biblical figures such as Moses truly are.
Mr Cohen also spent time within our Junior classes where he discussed some of the tragic events which have befallen the Jewish People in the 20th Century.
Y4 followed up Mr Cohen’s visit by journeying to see a synagogue in Liverpool. The children said that it was a calm and magical building.
The visit highlighted the fact that we have more in common with people of other religions, than we have differences. Yes, there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ people in every religion but the vast majority of followers of every religion remain ‘good’ – they love their families, are generous to others, and follow their God in a peaceful way.