My Dear Teachers and Parents,
At the beginning of the 21st Century it is estimated that over half of the people in the world consider themselves as Jews, Christians or Muslims belonging to the Abrahamic Faiths. People of this faith have much in common, most importantly, they believe in one God. I would like young people to understand that faith can be a symbol of unity not of division. It is often a lack of true information about these Abrahamic Faiths, a lack of true information leads to ignorance, this in turn can cause misunderstanding which in itself can be destructive. As parents and teachers you have a vital role to play in ensuring that young people are well informed, know how to inform themselves and how to make decisions based on their own growing understanding. Education is the only answer to our prayers. Children are our future and you can enable them to create a peaceful future for everyone. I still remember my teachers and their influence on my life. You may forget many things about your childhood but the words of a good teacher will remain with you forever. For the sake of a better future which includes your children and grandchildren we owe it to society to prepare them for the reality of our complex world. This Learning Resource is very close to my heart and I hope gradually it will become close to yours too.
Prof. Nasser David Khalili PhD KCSS KCFO
Chairman of The Maimonides Foundation