Roman Catholic and Evangelical Church; religious education; children; interreligious marriages
Ecumeny and Law, Vol. 3 (2015), s. 113-124
The family is the first and most important educational environment. It also concerns
religious education. Parents are the first teachers of faith and they are responsible for
their children’s religious education. In inter‑religious
families the job is even harder asthe child is brought up at the meeting of two confessions which differ from each other.
In such a family, the child is introduced into the Church community, taught the first
prayer, starts the first conversations about religion, reads the Holy Scripture, and what is
most important — he or she adopts a positive attitude to the faith in God.
families live in the spirit of ecumenism — they celebrate holidays in
concord with Catholic and Lutheran traditions, attend both Churches, teach their children
respect, love and tolerance for people of other religions. All these values help to
educate the child to become a good man and a good Christian.