You don’t hear a whole lot about religion at a place like Amherst College. Like most of the United States today, secular thought appears more prevalent than spiritual thought, at
I was raised in Central Europe under a Socialist government. There was no religion in my family, and none in my community that I knew about.
I'm pagan. I come from a long line of pagans — the sixth generation that I know of, and there were probably many more.
The core teachings of Judaism are in the Bible. It’s been said that the five books of Moses can be condensed to one lesson: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Church and religion were thrust upon me without much explanation of relevance. I grew up resenting church. Then I spent a summer with a cousin and discovered my spirituality.
I grew up in a Christian Science Sunday School but didn't take a serious interest in its teachings until I was in my late teens.
The Orthodox faith is one of humility. Each day we humble ourselves in the pursuit of God’s grace, because only through humility can one grow closer to God.