(MULTIPLE PHOTOS) - Hadn't been to Vancouver in twenty years and had never taught about religions here. But I had a great time teaching on four different religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Sikhism) over one weekend. We paired the classes with great visits including this Shia mosque. Shias make up about 15% of the world’s Muslims and hence have fewer mosques in the West. They condense some of the prayers, thus praying 3 times per day by doubling up some prayers (which we
(MULTIPLE PHOTOS) - Had a wonderful week spending time with these students from the Université de Hearst. They drove all the way down from north, north, north Ontario to spend a few days learning about religions and visiting sites. We talked, we ate, we laughed and we learned a lot. University students are the best - so inquisitive, the world opening up to them. They encouraged me to speak as much French as I could which veered between doing okay and le painful!