Interreligious Cooperation for Peace - Ethical Studies

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This course is part of the Interreligious Cooperation for Peace course. A total of 24 units, structured on three parts with 8 units each: religious studies (Part A), cultural studies (part B), and ethical studies (part C), designed for an incremental learning path with many cross-references from one course part to the other. However, each course part can be taken separately.

The learning contents of this course emphasise the role of ethical principles, standards, and values in building trustful relationships among people of different religions.

The course participants will develop critical discernment capacities related to conditions, situations, attitudes, and behaviours leading to conflict and those conducive to building just and peaceful communities. Furthermore, a broad range of conceptual and practice-oriented assignments will help course participants to apply the competences acquired in their contextual and professional settings. This part of the course on Interreligious Cooperation for Peace introduces the participants of the certificate track to prepare fieldwork, which can be chosen according to four preferred modes of engagement: academic project, educational project, community project, or visual-bodily experience project.

  • Relate to the importance of values for interreligious cooperation.
  • Evaluate different values and attitudes that are conducive to peacebuilding.
  • Assess interreligious cooperation from an ethical perspective.

Unit 1 What is Ethics? Core ethical values for dialogue and cooperation for peace
Unit 2 Core Virtues for Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace
Unit 3 Avenues towards Peace through Action in Situations of Societal Transition
Unit 4 Walking in the Others' Shoes: Cultivating an ethos of listening and collaboration for peace
Unit 5 Building Trust: How conflicts escalate and which steps for de-escalation are conducive for peacebuilding
Unit 6 How to Confront Economic and/or Political Barriers which Hinder Interreligious Cooperation for Peace
Unit 7 Final Project Presentation for Fieldwork
Unit 8 Self-Assessment

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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 date11 April 2022
PriceFree
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Workload40 hours (8 online modules)
Subjects Religion, culture, peace
Language English
Study Method Online

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