Who am I? Who are You?
Ideas and Activities to Explore Both Your and Young People's Assumptions, Beliefs and Prejudices
In our multi-faith and multi-cultural society we often know and work with people who come from very different backgrounds, but rarely do we exchange views on what makes us tick. Why do you think like that? What are your concerns? What are your beliefs? In fact, who are you? And for that matter, who am I? For anyone working with young people - workers, carers, leaders, advisers and teachers - this new book can help you, whether you are affiliated to a faith group, unaffiliated or completely sceptical. It aims to help you develop an awareness of common concerns that over-ride and yet are part of both religious and secular lifestyles. Only when we have thought about and discussed these issues ourselves, are youth workers and leaders able to encourage young people to think for themselves. To get you started, this book helps you to ask: Who Am I?- looking inwards at our selves - as well as Who Are You? - looking outwards at other people.
It contains: questionnaires for you to complete alone; 'Stop and Think Points' for you, your colleagues and the young people with whom you work; group activities for you and your colleagues to use in staff development programmes; group activities for you, your colleagues and young people; and information on major secular and religious philosophies.
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"We need to develop mutual knowledge, not just tolerance. The question is, what are you doing to find out about others? Respect comes out of knowledge. When you recognise my reality is as complex as yours, that's when you begin to know me and respect me." Hassan, a student youth worker"