Katie Bradburn,’13 Religion & Chemistry, Internship: Summer 2011, “Spirituality and Medicine: Modernization and the Traditional Marpuche Culture” (Chile)

“The RPE concentration has given me a new set of lenses through which I can view the world. In order to engage successfully with those around us, we must seek to know and understand them deeply.  Such knowledge and understanding is found by learning about their worldview, or as the Mapuche of south-central Chile would say, cosmovision, which is deeply sewn into their being. When this great task is accomplished we can truly religiously engage with the public successfully, in an interfaith manner, and accomplish more together than we could ever imagine doing on our own.”