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Monday 14th

RE - Why do some people think that life is a journey? What significant experiences mark this?

Explore and use the religious metaphor of life as a journey. What are the significant milestones on this journey? What other metaphors could be used for life?  

Consider the value and meaning of ceremonies which mark milestones in life, particularly those associated with growing up and taking responsibility within a faith community: in Christianity, confirmation and ‘believers’ baptism’ or adult baptism, first communion and confession (Roman Catholic); sacred thread ceremony in Hinduism; bar/bat mitzvah/chayil in Judaism. Explore the symbols and rituals used, and the promises made. Do non-religious people e.g. Humanists mark these moments?

What meaning do these ceremonies have to the individual, their family and their communities?