Commending Anderson County High School (ACHS) in Lawrenceburg (Kentucky) for offering “World Religions” course, Hindus are urging all Kentucky schools to come-up with a “World Religions” class.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that opening-up the Kentucky children to major world religions and non-believers’ viewpoint would make them well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow.
It also made a good business sense to know the beliefs of “others” in a global community. Moreover, students should have knowledge of the entire society to become full participants in the society; Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out.
Rajan Zed suggested that the “World Religion” course should cover Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Daoism, Confucianism, Baha’ism, Shinto, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Native American spirituality, etc., and non-believers’ viewpoint.
Zed also urged Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Wayne D. Lewis Jr., and Chair of Kentucky Board of Education Hal Heiner to come forward and work towards providing an opportunity to Kentucky students to avail the multiple benefits “World Religions” course provided.
Moreover, Kentucky schools should treat all religions evenly. Offering “World Religions” course in each school would be a step in the positive direction for Kentucky, Rajan Zed added.
Chris Glass is the Head Principal of ACHS, which has about 1,100 students. Its Mission/Belief Statement includes: “Our curriculum prepares students to be globally competitive”.