Theories and Strategies of Religious Communication in Promoting Morality and Spiritual Values in Adolescents
10 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2020
Date Written: June 23, 2020
Childhood and adolescence are considered safe and secure periods of time, but also imaginative explorations ages into an ever challenging world. For too many young people, the world is a dangerous place. Family and school influences and resources, with particular reference to religiousness, are essential for the development of wise youth. Religious communication and education has a significant part to play in this process. It may help children and adolescents consider their attitudes and motivations, learn about differences between themselves and others, begin to shape their own opinions and make considered ethical judgements. Parents should be fully aware of the aims, practices and positive effects of religious communication and education in the educational institutions. It is desirable the involvement in the adolescents’ education through the encouragement of parents to become involved with their children’s work, by facilitating the implementation of the religious education from different faiths. Family and school co-operation and responsibility will certainly lead to the encouragement of the adolescents’ values of confidence, respect and self- esteem.
Keywords: religious communication, moral and spiritual issues, family and school strategies, adolescent religiousness
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