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null It’s a Wrap: Globethics.net Completes Video Production for its Interreligious Cooperation for Peace Course


 

Encouraged by its double institutional accreditation, Globethics.net put its value of ‘quality first’ into practice and produced a series of video clips in accompaniment of its 24-unit online course on Interreligious Cooperation for Peace on 18 June 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The production of these audio-visual elements was facilitated by Globethics.net’s service partner Seitwerk, a web design and e-learning company based in Uffing near Munich, Germany, featuring Prof. Heidi Hadsell, Globethics.net Pool of Experts and Academic Committee member. The Seitwerk team also assisted Globethics.net in the production of key visuals for the entire course programme around animal families and in the development of the new tree visual for the organisation as a whole.

For the concentration area of interreligious and intercultural ethics, animals of the sky were chosen for their capacity to migrate, to adapt to various environments and to build together new spaces of sustainable and peaceful living.

As part of Globethics.net’s efforts to revise the contents and update the design of its entire course programme, state-of-the-art audio-visual content is being produced to engage course participants and to invite them to be challenged by the themes addressed in the course programmes. Thereby Globethics.net wishes to create a learning environment akin to a family experience: experts speak directly and authentically to their students about the ethical matters at stake related to each course unit by sharing their personal experiences.

Heidi Hadsell, prolific professor of social ethics and specialist in interreligious ethics, who has served as one of the co-authors and instructors of this course, offered, in these videos, a vivid account of how participants can not only acquire knowledge about tools and techniques to enable diverse communities to build peace, but also how they can grow in their analytical competences with regard to societal and cultural phenomena impacting peacebuilding.

The videos represent vignettes through which the learning contents are brought to life for the course participants in a very unique manner. Enriched by her recent teaching experience of this course, Heidi Hadsell shared that the students valued the opportunity to learn from one another – “the live sessions show us as instructors time and again how important sharing of experiences is and how we can guide their analysis and interpretation. The videos will invite participants to reflect on specific topics from such an informed analytical standpoint.”

The video production with Seitwerk took place at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, the location of Globethics.net’s head office, in a collegial atmosphere based on the trust built over the past years and inspired by the core values the course endeavours to transmit – we can live together peacefully and build inclusive and just communities, when we see and respect one another in our dignity and creative potential to make a difference in the world.

The results of this fine collaboration can be experienced by all who desire to embark on a life-long learning journey with Globethics.net by registering for the next Interreligious Cooperation for Peace course (Part A: Religious Studies), which starts on 10 October 2022.

Amélé Adamavi-Aho Ekué
Academic Dean