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2017 Service-Learning Symposium: Burial Based on Religions

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Burial Based on Religions

Authors: Sujal Patel, Brooke Lankford, Caleb Wilson, and Dexter Roberson

Faculty Supervisor: Jessica Melilli-Hand, Ph.D., MFA

Abstract: 
Our project is writing about Burial Based on Religions. We explore how different religious people bury their loved ones after their death. Our writing and literary research goes into detail about getting ready to bury people the exact moment they die and some religions don't bury their own but have other ways to pass them on to the afterlife. Our community partner is Oak Grove Cemetery Society and they helped us look at how people were buried in the past right here in Brunswick. We helped them by employing writing skills for their newsletter. We also included what we learned from our piece of literature, Silko's "Man to Send Rainclouds." It shows how the Native Americans bury their loved ones; painting the dead person's face before they were put into the grave. For them, each color represents something different. Silko's story also reveals the ways different religions converge and differ regarding burials and views of the afterlife. All of this knowledge helped us learn about literature and practice composition skills in a way that matters in our community.