Interreligious Cooperation for Peace - Religious Studies - Religious Plurality

About this course

Human beings are thoughtful by nature and seek to explain the things they see around them. To make sense of the world they find themselves in, they rely on fundamental ideas or foundational knowledge that we can call beliefs.

  • Recognise the different dimensions of religious worldviews, rituals, and practices
  • Interpret religion(s) from a critical perspective
  • Explain the role of religion(s) in peacebuilding

Unit 1 What is Religion?
Unit 2 Introduction to the Abrahamic Religions
Unit 3 Introduction to Karmic Religions
Unit 4 Multilateral Deep Listening
Unit 5 Hermeneutics of Sacred Texts
Unit 6 Economic and Political Instrumentalisation of Religions
Unit 7 Religious Literacy and Disengagement from Religious Extremism
Unit 8 Interreligious Relations

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Participants whose first language is not English are recommended to have a minimum English language-proficiency of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The self-assessment grid under this link provides potential participants with an overview in case of unfamiliarity with this framework.

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Duration8 weeks
Starting date2022
PriceFree
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Workload40 hours (8 online modules)
Subjects Religion, culture, peace
Language English
Study Method Distance learning

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