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What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? And Other Big Questions for Kids

By Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young
Authors:
Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young
What does it mean to be a humanist? Is humanism a new idea? How do people live their lives without religious beliefs? The first of its kind aimed at the new curriculum for upper primary and lower secondary school children, this book examines how humanists respond to fundamental questions about morals and ethics, the origins of life, religion and the state. It looks at how humanists mark the milestones of birth, marriage and death. How do people without belief in God live moral and fulfilled lives, with respect for humankind and the universe? This thought-provoking approach encourages readers to think about the big questions for themselves.The book includes contributions from a number of prominent humanists, such as Stephen Fry, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Philip Pullman, Jim Al-Khalili, Natalie Haynes and Shappi Khorsandi, who explain their own philosophy and tell us what is important to them. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.Other titles in the series include:What is Feminism? Why do we need It?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?
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  • Why did the Holocaust happen?

    By Sean Sheehan
    Authors:
    Sean Sheehan
    Learn about the Holocaust, a genocide of devastating proportions, perpetrated by the German government during World War II. During this time, millions of Jews were imprisoned or killed along with travellers, the disabled, Communists, Socialists and others. This book examines the Holocaust using well-balanced information supplemented by primary sources from the time period, sidebars and timelines.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effects the Holocaust has had on the world.Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.
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  • We are Jews

    By Philip Blake
    Authors:
    Philip Blake
    The book is part of the 'My religion and me' series which explores the faith and lives of children around the world in different religions.
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  • We are Sikhs

    By Philip Blake
    Authors:
    Philip Blake
    Discover all about Sikhism by meeting Akaalsimron, Amrita, Sehaj and Sunny - four Sikhs from around the world. Find out about their gurdwaras, how they worship, how they celebrate festivals and how their faith impacts on their daily lives.The book is part of the 'My religion and me' series which explores the faith and lives of children around the world in different religions.
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  • We are Hindus

    By Philip Blake
    Authors:
    Philip Blake
    Discover all about Hinduism by meeting Abishek, Jasmine, Nimai and Shivanjali - four Hindus from around the world. Find out about their temples, how they worship, how they celebrate festivals and how their faith impacts on their daily lives.The book is part of the 'My religion and me' series which explores the faith and lives of children around the world in different religions.
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  • We are Muslims

    By Philip Blake
    Authors:
    Philip Blake
    Discover all about Islam by meeting Jasmine, Jeffrey, Mohammad and Serish - four Muslims from around the world. Find out about their mosques, how they pray and how their faith impacts on their daily lives. The book is part of the 'My religion and me' series which explores the faith and lives of children around the world in different religions.
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  • We are Christians

    By Philip Blake
    Authors:
    Philip Blake
    Discover all about Christianity by meeting Annie, Cameron, Marietta and Oliver - four Christians from England, the USA, Poland and Ireland. Find out about their churches, how they pray, how they celebrate festivals and how their faith impacts on their daily lives. The book is part of the 'My religion and me' series which explores the faith and lives of children around the world in different religions.
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  • Ways Into RE: Places of Worship

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    A friendly and very visual introduction to the key principles and practices of the world`s six main religious faiths.
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