Essay On Religious Literacy

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Religious Literacy is the knowledge one gains from first hand exposure to cultural and religious experiences. My cultural literacy is embedded in my catholic school education and the strong religious influence of my family. My uncle is a Jesuit priest who has said mass for my family as far back as I can remember. When I was a young child, my uncle used to have the kids, myself included, read the testaments at these masses. We were exposed to the literacy of the bible early on in our lives and the understanding of many cultures come along with the values of the church. These values include, but are not limited to: kindness, prayer, forgiveness, and strength. My mom grew up in a family with 9 children, whom all went to church every Sunday without…show more content…
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