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Religious Dimensions in Child and Family Life

Harold Coward (Ed)

Religious Dimensions in Child and Family Life

Harold Coward (Ed)

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When the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was unanimously approved by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1989, it was widely heralded as a landmark in children's advocacy. However, many children's programs are still designed with little thought to religious or cultural diversity, even though the importance of culture was highlighted at the convention.Religious Dimensions of Child and Family Life examines the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child from the perspectives of eight of the world's most-practised religions -- Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, North American Native spiritual belief, Judaism, popular Chinese religious practice and Baha'i. The authors of each article pay special attention to religious moral codes of conduct governing parental behaviour, child-rearing norms and the role of children in spiritual practice. They pinpoint where positive support is provided, but also where the religions criticize or disagree with the ideas of the Convention. When considered in relation to the UN Convention, these ideas provoke a lively discussion.

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When the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was unanimously approved by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1989, it was widely heralded as a landmark in children's advocacy. However, many children's programs are still designed with little thought to religious or cultural diversity, even though the importance of culture was highlighted at the convention.Religious Dimensions of Child and Family Life examines the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child from the perspectives of eight of the world's most-practised religions -- Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, North American Native spiritual belief, Judaism, popular Chinese religious practice and Baha'i. The authors of each article pay special attention to religious moral codes of conduct governing parental behaviour, child-rearing norms and the role of children in spiritual practice. They pinpoint where positive support is provided, but also where the religions criticize or disagree with the ideas of the Convention. When considered in relation to the UN Convention, these ideas provoke a lively discussion.
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Harold Coward (Ed)

Harold Coward is a scholar of international reputation wý Harold Coward is a scholar of international reputation with distinguished contributions to both the University of Viith distinguished contributions to both the University of Victoria and University of Calgary throughout his extensive cactoria and University of Calgary throughout his extensive career. After retiring from the University of Victoria as direreer. After retiring from the University of Victoria as director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, he cctor of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, he cont

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  • Catalogue Code 112018
  • Product Code 155058104X
  • EAN 9781550581041
  • Pages 207
  • Department General Books
  • Category Parenting
  • Sub-Category Parenting Children
  • Publisher Wilfrid Laurier Uni Press
  • Publication Date Jan 1996
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.292kg

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