Nurturing spirituality in children

Last month a tenth-anniversary Family Forum conference was held at Boston University. It was sponsored by Parents' Plus, Inc., the umbrella organization for Parents' Papers across the United States. The featured symposium was on nurturing spirituality in children. The moderator was Lester Strong, a news reporter with television station WHDH in Boston, and the panel, representing six different faiths, brought to the discussion wide experience as parents and religious educators. The symposium opened with a videotape in which children of different faiths spontaneously shared their thoughts on the role God plays in their lives. Here's just a sampling:

• God made life, and if you don't learn about God you can't learn about life.

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