Our next topic for May will be about the Quaker religion as suggested by Joy Shirley. Could all class members please bring along your research findings about this enigmatic religion.
A major discussion during the April session was about the need to define Comparative Religion as suggested by Freida Andrews. Due to Mike, the coordinator’s, leaning toward philosophy and spirituality it was felt that a distinction needed to be made between objectively comparing the religions of the world and personally discussing the philosophy and causes behind religion. It was generally agreed that the study of comparative Religions is mainly about the former distinction.
The April class was concluded by watching the remainder of the movie “Sita Sings the Blues” by American animation filmmaker Nina Paley. While the movie includes historical aspects of Hinduism namely, extracts from the epic poem the Ramayana, it is essentially a story about romance and the raw deal so often dished out to women both historically and still today. Mike Larkin