Interreligious Cooperation for Peace - Cultural Studies

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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.

  • Discuss critically how religion(s) and culture(s) are interrelated./li>
  • Identify and examine how cultural views and practices impact peacebuilding.
  • Translate the impact of culture(s) into your context.

Unit 1 What is Culture?
Unit 2 Language Diversity
Unit 3 Authority Contested
Unit 4 Time, Organisation and Community
Unit 5 Understanding Gender
Unit 6 Instrumentalisation of Identity
Unit 7 Case Studies on Cultural Studies
Unit 8 Religious Geography and Epistemology


Heidi Hadsell

Prof. Dr, Professor of Ethics, former President of Hartford Seminary



Meera Baindur

Professor of Philosophy, Manipal University Jaipur


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 date18 October 2021
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Workload40 hours (8 online modules)
Subjects Religion, culture, peace
Language English
Study Method Distance learning

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