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India: Religious Pluralism in Practice

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Student Spotlight

India Trip Kerala Kids 2013Megan Matott '14
Biology Major (Pre-Med) & Religious Studies Minor

“Why would someone who has never left the country hop on a 500-person plane and travel over 20 hours to reach the other side of the world? … I did it because I knew we were going to one of the most extraordinary, and unique places in the world: Kerala, IndiaI have such great appreciation for the people that went on the trip, those responsible for taking us, and even in myself for stepping out of my comfort zone.  As I see it, the people are just as beautiful as the country.   I feel like I took away something that I will hold near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life.  I learned not just about religious diversity and the ways pluralism can work in a modernizing society, but I got a taste of what it takes from us as individuals to create a society in which religious pluralism can peacefully thrive.  After countless visits to Indian orphanages, temples, churches, family homes, and colleges, my final question is, 'So when are we going back?!'"


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