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I believe (as many others do) that as youth, we hold the power to transform the world while maintaining its vital, human essence. Many of my friends and classmates do not feel the need to talk about religion, much less moral issues; in fact, my school does not favor the discussion of religion or politics as such ideas are classified as controversial.
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As a Filipino-American, I was raised and culturally identify with Catholicism. Having grown up in Arizona, Guam and the Philippines — Christianity was the religion I was surrounded by and became intimately familiar with. Though a non-believer from an early age, I was curious about other faith traditions. So I declared Religious Studies my major in college and went on to study Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and so forth.
1. Start an Interfaith Student Group in your high-school or neighborhood! Ask a friend to get help you get a student group started in your school Find a teacher to […]
Note* this blog post was originally published by me on the UUCAVA.org website. I’ve also added another introductory paragraph to clarify some of the UU lingo. My work as the […]