- Category: Interfaith
- Created: Wednesday, 10 February 2010 14:49
- Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2010 14:42
- Written by Alan Ah Mu, Samoa Observer
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The Bahai backs Christian teachings in state schools. There are many positive sides to it, said Bahai chairman, Afoa Titi Nofoagatotoa.
Late last year the Government announced Christian teaching is to become part of the curriculum in state schools. It shows the Government now realises there is a big gap in the lives of children when they grow older and leave teachings in Christianity by pastors at Sunday school, said Afoa. They then concentrate their whole lives on secular teachings.
It shows the Government knows of the need for lessons in Christianity in schools to help solve difficulties in society, said Afoa. Because even in schools there are fights when there are sports, he said. The question is why?
Something is missing. Technology develops quickly and influence the minds of youth, said Afoa. More people whose lives are founded on spiritual teachings would reduce crime and thus the work of the police, reduce the number of people taken to hospital and the number of prisoners to be taken care of in jail, he said.