Children’s religious affiliation

Which religions will the family practise? Which religion will the children be brought up in? How important is religion in the family?
There is no ready-made solution for how a family should deal with differences in religion, or with different degrees of religiosity.  Some binational parents have distanced themselves internally from their respective religions and wish to raise their children without religion. However, religion often finds its way back into such families via cultural differences, and it can even become the subject of conflicts. It is necessary to have a significant amount of tolerance and respect for the other person’s religion. Certain religions, however, allow for very little decision-making freedom. For example, children of Muslims are by definition Muslims, one is born a Hindu, etc.