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Re: Religion in public schools

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Maryanne Zakreski (mzakr)
Fri, 20 Aug 1999 06:29:37 PDT

Hi Everyone!
I've been reading everyone's input for a good while now. I really
appreciate the many helps which I am using in my high school art. I have
been pondering ALL the conversation about religion in the public schools.
I am a Catholic religious sister. I love my vocation and my faith and my
freedom to live and teach the way I believe. Art is a wonderful vehicle to
convey an attitude toward life: wonder, humility, reverence, respect as well
as the process of art making conveying the complexitiy of thinking,
creativity, reflection, etc.
Because of the degree of energy by many of this group- in itself
communicates how important faith or spiritual life is. As a matter of fact,
if we are spiritual people, spirituality permeates every decision we make.
We cannot "leave it out". In every act of kindness, in every judgment, in
every choice we make, we choose who we are for better or worse... in every
work of art!!! We are a work of art in progress and we are in the act of
creating ourselves.
I believe that there are underlying principles of every spiritual way that
is common. Anything we convery to the kids, subtly or otherwise is a plus.
Better to light a candle. All faiths have wonderful truths. We have a
common humanity, we are on the road together and we need each other.
Thank-you for helping me to think on many levels.

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