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In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program

Gandhi and Truth

Mahatma Gandhi wrote that Truth was his real religion. He also wrote, "My Hindu instinct tells me that all religions are more or less true." On the Mani Bhavan informational website, read some of Gandhi's thoughts on Truth, excerpted from his writings.

The UUA's Beacon Press offers the only authorized American edition of Mohandas Gandhi's autobiography, The Story of My Experiments in Truth, with an introduction by Sissela Bok.

Social Lying

A Child and Youth Health website of the government of South Australia helps school-age children navigate the complex expectations of parents, society and conscience with regard to lying. See the topic page, Telling Lies.

A 2007 paper in the International Journal of Behavioral Development, "White lie-telling in children for politeness purposes", reports on a study of when and how children learn to tell social lies.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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