Different Takes on Faith

November 8, 2006

Author: James Bruggers

Source: The Courier-Journal


More than 120 high school students took a crash course in religion yesterday as part of the Festival of Faiths.

And while they learned about religious differences, they discovered similarities.

"There were a lot of common themes (such as) self realization and everything is connected," said Tej Azad, a Floyd Central (Ind.) High School student and member of a Council of Students at the Muhammad Ali Center, the program's host.

Tysheka Burks, a Central High School student and another Ali Center council member, recognized a Buddhist monk's description of karma -- how everyone's actions matter.

"What goes around comes around," she said.