Re: "Exhibit - nice idea only," Choice Words, Dec. 5. Contrary to the letter, I believe the Highway to Heaven project is a good project for Richmond to help further the building of stronger understanding among people of different faiths.
Parents in faith-filled homes send their children to faith-based schools for many reasons, including a teaching of their faith in God and a teaching of moral virtues so that their children learn how to lead morally good lives.
These virtues help these kids treat everyone with respect and become responsible, hard-working members of society.
For many of these parents, it is not an option to send them to a public school system that does not teach a belief in God and which promotes many initiatives that erode traditional family values, therefore opposing their beliefs.
In Canada, groups from different faiths have been quite successful in respecting and working with each other.
Patrick and Caroline Macken Richmond