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Can Religious Education Teach Children To Make Moral And Ethical Decisions?

Children do not become more moral or ethical as a result of studying RE as an academic subject. But it can deepen children’s thinking and help them become more informed about moral and ethical choices, explains Louise Hutton and Dawn Cox.
School children protest at Civic Square during a strike and protest by students highlighting inadequate progress to address climate change at Civic Square in Wellington on March 15, 2019. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

The short answer to the title question is … NO, not really…but also, in a way, YES!

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