from the department of communication, harding university

Annual trip introduces students to foreign faiths
Written by The Bison   
Saturday, 24 April 2010 21:02

Almost 80 students in Harding’s living world religions course traveled to Dallas over the weekend to visit places of worship for other religions.

While in Dallas, the students visited a Buddhist temple, a Hindu temple and a Muslim mosque, among others.

 

“They have read about these religions in their textbooks, but now they meet Sikhs and Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists face-to-face and have conversation,” course professor and dean of the College of Bible and Religion Dr. Monty Cox said.

The class not only toured the sites but also witnessed some practices of the religions.  They saw families sacrificing to shrines in the Hindu temple and participated in a question-and-answer session with the temple’s leaders. Senior Matt West said Cox instructed the group to stay away from subjects that could be taken as offensive.

 

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