Kids to Get Inside View of Religious Buildings

March 14, 2007

Source: Evening Times

PUPILS can tour churches, synagogues and mosques without leaving the classroom in a hi-tech initiative aimed at ending religious intolerance.

The Holy Buildings project gives a virtual tour of religious buildings.

Virtual tours of St Aloysius RC Church in Glasgow and nearby Garnethill Synagogue are included, along with the Lanarkshire Central Mosque in Bellshill, and Dalziel and St Andrew's Church in Motherwell.

The interactive CD-rom lets kids learn about the history and ideology behind faiths.

The project was developed by North Lanarkshire Council's Learning Centre and has the full backing of Lanarkshire's Muslin community, which hosted today's launch.