In the World Religions Course students took part in a powerful activity which called on them to express their views on God without using spoken words. The participants were taken away from their regular classroom and placed in a space that had been completely covered in large white pieces of butcher paper. There were markers, paint, brushes, magazines and books strewn on the floor for the teens to use. Jessie Reagen Mann, a member of the BIMA music faculty, played her cello while the teens used the materials to draw, paint, meditate, and express their perspectives on this space. The exercise was done in complete silence (except for cello music). The results of this exercise were walls and floors filled with powerful, personal and beautiful thoughts, drawings and creations reflecting the participants’ perspectives about religion and God.
Take a virtual tour through the transformed space: