The Religious Journey to Great Britain
The purpose of this trip is to show the students how religion has flourished in the Britain and what we can learn from each site during a tour. This is a general guideline in how the tour will take across the southern part of Britain where most of our tour will take place. The free time is given to the students in each city by an hour or two to make sure the students observe the Britain itself as well with exception of London as the last days of tour will be mostly in London.
Our trip to the Great Britain will start with the city of London, where many religious sites are concentrated in. On the first day, upon arrival, the Temple church will be visited. The Temple church is a round church because it was how they believed the temple in Jerusalem was originally built. Inside the inner temple, Crusaders from 1091 to 1200 are buried. This church is important for the students because crusaders are the man of beliefs who fought to recapture the holy site of Jerusalem they believed in. Also without their sacrifice, the fate of Western Europe would have been decided by the Muslim armies and the Christianity would have been oppressed. According to the Christian Traveler’s Guide to Great Britain, crusades were essentially defensive wars intended to protect Europe and Christian pilgrims. It is important to note this site not because of the myths around the Crusaders and the Da Vinci Code, but because to see how the belief in the religion, belief in what’s right has led these man to raise their sword. In Religious Studies a religious belief is often a form of commitment to a way of life and involves the acceptance of the DOGMA of a religious community. The temple church well represents how this religious belief was carried by the crusaders. This will end our first day.
On the second day, we will visit The Westminster cathedral. The cathedral is the
References: Hexham, Irving. “Concise Dictionary of Religion.” Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 1999. Print.