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Middle School Holds Second Installment of Real Talk Series

The Middle School held the second installment of its Real Talk Series in late January with a schoolwide discussion about religion. “We just want to show students ways in which religion is lived and experienced by individuals in our community and we want them to be aware of the ways in which religion is alive in the world today and how it continues to feed cultures, politics, and social movements,” said Jacky Kalubi, Middle and Upper School French and Spanish teacher. “What do all religions have in common? Prayer, meditation, contemplation.” Kalubi said worldwide, there is estimated to be 4,3000 religions practiced. A panel of Middle and Upper School students and faculty answered questions from Middle Schoolers about their religions. The questions ranged in topics, from holidays, to misconceptions about a religion, to portrayals of religion in the media. Panel moderators Kalubi and Kristin Suer, Middle School science teacher, asked the submitted questions to the guest panelists.