The Christianity in the World Arena class took a field trip to Iowa City on Thursday. The group of eight seniors and instructor Lee Ebersole visited three religious centers; the Iowa City Mosque, a Zen Buddhist Meditation center and the Agudas Achim Synagogue, temporarily meeting at the Hillel Foundation.
The purpose of the class is to learn about our world so that we can as Christians be a more relevant and informed presence in the world. “It’s one thing to learn and study about other religions through books or the internet or the media but it’s quite another to hear directly from people who are immersed in that particular religion. The field trip gives students the opportunity to do just that and to engage in conversation with those individuals.”