An Interfaith Panel on Shared Values for A Middle School Audience

Eighty-five middle school students in San Jose, California, were surprised and pleased to see four people of different religions come together as friends to talk about their faiths to supplement school curriculum on world religions. The occasion was a panel from the Interfaith Speakers Bureau of ING (Islamic Networks Group), a program that trains adherents of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism to speak on panels about the basics of their religion and its role in the modern world. At this event, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism were represented, and the topic was “Shared Values”—the basic moral and ethical values that all religions share.