All Around the World

World Religions Club


Photo by: Nabiha Rais

Junior Bethany Crisp created the World Religions Club to give students more insight on global faiths.

In the classrooms of Midlothian High School, world religions serve as an academic and cultural topic that is constantly taught and discussed. To further acknowledge the religious affiliations at Midlo, junior Bethany Crisp and her sponsor, English teacher Ms. Brooke Rekito, created the World Religions Club. Bethany Crisp created the club because she “saw the need for students to meet those of other religions and to learn more about religions all around the world.” In addition to further comprehending world religions, Crisp aims for the members of her club to have greater involvement in developing a more welcoming community.

The future for the World Religions Club includes “learning more about world religions and making plentiful contributions to the community,” says Crisp. In an effort to bring in outside perspectives, the club plans on involving religious speakers as a primary source of connecting with global faiths. Crisp explains, “The partnership with the Interfaith Council of Richmond provides the club with the opportunity of joint events to further understand world religions.” The club “looks forward to providing for C.A.R.I.T.A.S. (Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter) and helping the Syrian refugees all around the world.” With a focus on inclusivity, the World Religions Club encourages club involvement by extending an open invitation to Midlo students of all religious affiliations at Midlo to join this community endeavor.