Acts of Engagement
Whether called “service,” “mission,” “Seva,” “loving-kindness,” “tikkun olam,” selfless acts done in the service of others are a component of many of the world’s religious traditions. This course will explore the fundamental call to serve in a number of traditions. It will examine the works of community leaders from various religious traditions such as Dorothy Day, Abraham Heschel, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Said Nursi to unpack the elements in their traditions that led them to work with and for others. Special attention will be paid to Abrahamic traditions. The course will also put these concepts into practical service in the local community through partnerships with Durham agencies. One course.