From left Daniel Namazi ’14, Breanna Ribeiro ’14 and Jia Mang ’15 have connected what they’ve learned in religious studies courses to other disciplines including politics, sociology and biochemistry. Not only does it broaden their overall education, but religious studies also prompts students to examine their lives for greater meaning. Summer 2013 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 1 3 Krysta Baglien ’08 chaplain, Swedish Medical Center psychology major My knowledge and understanding of morals, perspectives, family systems and cultures has stemmed from my religious studies background. A favorite class, “Living Faiths” led by Bill Apel, taught me about the beauty of religious paths other than my own. I use this knowledge all of the time since I am a chaplain to all faiths and I support people from many different backgrounds. Ryan Simmons ’06 police officer, Newberg Police Department philosophy major Everyone has varying degrees of religion in their lives, and religion can be an important part in how people process trauma. Because of my role as a detective, I may be a part of that process in a very personal way. I work closely with families, entering into their lives for a short time while I work the case. It’s important to be sensitive to how they process and deal with trauma.
Linfield Magazine #27
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