Ancient Religions

December 17, 2017

7th graders at LMS are exploring the Indian religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.  Why ancient religions?  Religion in India directly impacts their political system and social organization.  Just ask the 7th graders why practicing Hindu’s have the caste system still in place today (even though it is illegal).  It is because politically it has been difficult for them to get higher paid positions and an equal education.  In addition to their studies, 7th grade students had the opportunity to speak with two types of guest speakers.  One guest has come recently to the United States from India and had great first hand experiences with the Hindu religion.  The second guest speakers were local students whose families are practicing Buddhists.  All students enjoyed interacting with the guests and we thank them for visiting us this week!