Students who study religion typically enjoy a good, lively dialogue about the hot-button issues of our day. But they don’t just sit in classrooms. Students in world religions courses may visit a Shabbat service at a Reform synagogue, or observe Friday prayers at a nearby mosque. In recent years, they’ve joined with faculty for travel courses to see the pyramids of Egypt, the Ganges River in India, and the Holocaust site at Auschwitz. Students also do amazing things that put their commitments into practice, whether it’s something close at hand like leading in Ozarks Chapel, or farther away, like relief work for Syrian refugees in Greece. The possibilities are truly endless!
“To know God is unlike any other knowledge; indeed, it is more truly to be known, and so transformed.” Sarah Coakley