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Passing on True Religion: Islam, Christianity, and Moral Education

Louis R. Tarsitano

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Rev. Louis R. Tarsitano examines the failure of Christian churches to pass on their moral tradition. The failure is especially evident in England where the Muslims are much more successful than Christians in reaching their children. Rev. Tarsitano locates real causes for the failure and offers real solutions.

The unsettling, but predictable, news comes from Britain that a recent survey of teenagers of all religious backgrounds revealed that while most Muslim young people believe the teachings of their inherited faith, most young Christians openly reject the teachings of the Church. In other words, young Muslims are much more likely to be Muslims, than young Christians are to be Christians.

The study, conducted by the Reverend Professor Leslie Francis of Bangor University, found, among other things, that only 15 percent of young Roman Catholics believe their Church's teaching against sex outside marriage. Furthermore, despite their Church's clear teaching on the sanctity of human life, only half of them opposed abortion. The results among other young British Christians were just as dismal.

For the complete article go to the Touchstone Magazine website.



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