23 March 2015: Book – “Faithiest” by Chris Steadman – lead by Heidrun

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A ‘Faithiest’ is a person of faith but not strongly aligned with any particular religious stream; they support the right to have express a religious conviction but have no religious affiliation themselves. Could be members of an interfaith movement. Chris Steadman is the leading advocate of the term Faithiest.

We did agree that children in NZ are missing out on not being taught about the world’s religions because it could be seen as pushing a particular one. However NZ is a Christain country, with laws, traditions, society norms that reflect a Christian heritage. Future generations are in danger of loosing this basis for society because at present at least, ‘religions’ are seen as somehow bad. Religions provide a moral rudder and keel and so moderate extreme reactions in times of stress and rapid change.

Ian Harris

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