Blessed be the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God
Spiritual Christians believe that God sent Jesus, the Prince of Peace, to give us Peace and harmony and for us to share Peace with one another. We will be looking at the need for peace and quiet, the need for inner peace, conflict and resolution and the qualities of a peacemaker.
Moral It is important for children to learn how to calm themselves down in any range of situation, to cope with a range of anxieties and fear, to enjoy silence, becoming more reflective (asking what does that really and cultivating a contented spirit i.e. at one with yourself
Social Fundamental to the relationships is an expectation of peace. We explore with the children, making and keeping friends, sorting out arguments, making compromises, letting go of hostile feelings, building bridges, learning how to listen to each other.
Cultural Peace in the community – The theme of peace is developed further to look outwards into the community, respecting differences, listening and talking with those who hold opposite views to you, honouring each other, and finding common ground. Children need time to listen to differing viewpoints and learn respect for each other. Peace in the world – Ultimately, children need to discuss and explore the wider global aspects such as ending wars, working for peace and peacekeeping, talking not fighting.
As a parent you too can get involved by clicking on the value above and sharing our 'Take Home Sheet' with your child.