This is a story about Aaron, the brother of Moses. We don’t hear very much about his personality in the Torah, but we are told that after he died, the entire people cried for thirty days. He must have been very loved!

Theme: How can we be peacemakers?

Community: Judaism

We often think of making peace as an absence of conflict, but sometimes peace comes through building bridges across difficult relationships. Being a peacemaker can sometimes involve being brave, taking a risk and reaching out towards others who may not see things in the same way.

Theme: How can we be peacemakers?

Community: Christianity

This story tells us about a disagreement in a village where some of the hunters had not behaved in a way the other villagers had hoped. It describes how we all need to take responsibility for being peacemakers together. It is a story that has been written especially for the Story Tent project.

Theme: How can we be peacemakers?

Community: Humanism

The Jataka tales are ancient narratives which are believed to have been told by the Buddha himself. They were retold between 300BC and 400AD and form part of the sacred literature from the Buddhist tradition. This story demonstrates how the Sharabha deer and the king created a peaceful environment for all to live in safety.

Theme: How can we be peacemakers?

Community: Buddhism

This story comes from the Hadith - stories about the life of the Prophet Muhammad. In it we see how Muhammad managed a dispute about who would carry the black stone when the Ka’aba was being rebuilt.

Theme: How can we be peacemakers?

Community: Islam

This story is one of the Jataka tales and describes the beauty of creation throughout the year. It encourages us to help others to appreciate creation.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Buddhism

Christians believe that God created the world and has given us the responsibility to take care of it. This story contains two exerpts from different parts of the Bible: an Old Testament poem and some New Testament teaching.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Christianity

In the Hindu tradition, all living things are created from the same energy by God and so nature has to be respected. Hindus often use nature in their prayers.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Hinduism

Humanists believe that we should look after our world for many reasons. The natural world supplies us with all the things that we need in order to survive, such as resources, agriculture, and the very air we breathe.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Humanism

Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad was the last in a long line of Prophets going all the way back to Adam, and that he was God’s final messenger on earth. He was described as having a merciful character, and this mercy extended not just to humans but also to the care he showed for the natural world.

Theme: How can we care for our planet?

Community: Islam