This is a modified copy of a long tweet. Please forgive Twitter styling.
I am finding it difficult not to believe that negative stereotyping is not hard wired in children at an early age.
My interfaith studies suggest that a big problem that Christianity tends to be #Islamophobic. There are significant elements in the broad Christian Church who do not recognise that the #God of #Muslims is their own God.
When pressed @c_of_e and @ABCJustin find it difficult to accept without equivocation or mental reservation that the God of Jesus is the God of Muhammed.
Surely therein lies the problem. If were to accept that there is one God we can begin to think of a single Abrahamic religion.
Would that be so hard? Neither Judaism, Islam nor Christianity are exactly homogeneous religions on the first instance. I was recently introduced to the concept of #unitarian Christians, who don’t follow trinitarian principles.
Just a thought but if modern RE curricula focused on sameness and not difference surely attitudes are bound to change.