This report presents seven key findings from a wider research study of childhood and social change in the Republic of Ireland. The study is called 'Making Communion: Disappearing and Emerging Forms of Childhood in Ireland'. The report focuses specifically on children's beliefs, values, and the forms of belonging available to them in religious and non-religious terms across a range of settings. It centralises children's own interpretations of their lives and worlds.
The report is written for schools and families. It will also be of interest to education policy makers, teacher educators, teacher unions, religious, atheist, humanist and philosophical communities, and children's advocacy groups.