Baha'i News - Brentwood teens participate in Mayor.s Youth Summit

Brentwood teens participate in Mayor.s Youth Summit

By KAREN EMERSON-McPEAK / Staff Reporter
Brentwood Journal

Two Brentwood teens participated in the Third Annual Mayor.s Youth Summit on March 6. Rishab Jaju and Kimia Ferdowsi were panelists in the .Exploring World Religions. Worship during the event which was held March 6 at Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. Jaju represented the Hindu faith while Ferdowsi represented the Baha.i Faith. Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Moslem religions were also represented by other teens.

Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell addressed the 350 students from the Middle Tennessee area, encouraging them to learn about differences and broaden their horizons by learning about different people in their neighborhood in his .Embracing Diversity-One City, Many People. speech.

The youth were entertained by several groups including the Kurdish Dance Group, The Village and Club Caliente. Skits highlighted the need to abolish all forms of social prejudice and focused on the themes of world religions, racial and ethnic diversity, social and economic diversity, and cross-cultural communication.

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