This week I have a guest blogger, and I'm very proud to introduce my daughter Ivy, with a perspective she wrote for her 6th grade class at Everett Middle School in San Francisco, CA.
Guest Blogger Ivy, age 11, San Francisco
Why are people killing others because of what they believe in? People all over the world are being targeted because of their religions. Innocent people are being discriminated against because they believe in a different god than someone else.
Thousands of people were killed in 2015 because of their religion. When I learned this I was shocked! I thought that in the 21st Century, we would have learned to accept each-other for who we are and not what we believe in.
We must stop this hate and violence. A way to do this would be to bring world religion education into schools around the world. This would promote the idea that even if someone has different beliefs from you, they aren’t bad. If children could learn these things we could grow up to be peaceful citizens and make the world a better place.
By Ivy DubinerFeb 2016
Everett Middle School, San Francisco, CA