Lecture to students of Kaunas Jesuit High School in the Mosque of Kaunas
Today the mosque of Kaunas was visited by students of 11th grade from Kaunas Jesuit High School and some of their teachers. This trip was organized by their teacher of Religion, who every year take time with his students to visit other then their religious communities and their places of worship in Kaunas – mosque, orthodox church and synagogue.
We, Lithuanian Muslims, are happy to see that such kind of seeking of knowledge is initiated by Lithuanian community, especially teachers. They are the ones who are responsible for education in Lithuania, giving correct information about Islam to our young generation, introducing them to one of three major religions of the world, which is practiced by a large number of people. The purpose of this trip was not only to see a mosque but also to listen to the muslims telling about their religion and having an opportunity to ask questions about it and its practices.
For the last two years the representatives of VšĮ „Švietimas ir paveldas” have been giving similar lectures about Islam in the educational institutions of Lithuania or in the mosque of Kaunas (in cooperation with the Kaunas Muslims religious community), as well as have been organizing events related to most important topics of Islam for the wide community of Lithuania. The purpose of such lectures is to introduce people to the religion of Islam, dispel the scary image of Islam and Muslims which is gratuitously created by the media and to explain the way of life of Lithuanian Muslims, which is sometimes labeled as „radical“ or „extreme“.
We wish these students always seek for correct knowledge, their dreams and good education and never get lost in the web of moral, social and material values.