Today in RE, Robins discussed how faith and beliefs encourage us to have a positive way of living and understand that faith is a major influence on behaviour.
We looked at two examples.
- Gandhi. – Gandhi was a Hindu. He spoke of “ahimsa”, which is inspired by the idea that all living things have the same spark of the divine spiritual energy and to hunt another being is to hurt oneself. Click here to read more about him!
As a class, we discussed some positive messages from Gandhi.
2. Yusuf Islam – a famous Muslim. Once a successful musician and singer known as Cat Stevens, he converted to Islam in 1977.
Islam abandoned his musical career to concentrate on charitable works, aiming to build bridges between communities. He became involved with the creation of Muslim Aid and founded his own charity Small Kindness.
Small Kindness is a small, but international, aid charity. It focuses on:
- helping the most vulnerable in society through long-term support
- building sustainable futures for orphans, children, widows, and families
Extension: Watch below an animated version of Yusuf Islam’s Ramadan Moon song.