Religion and Peace: Case Studies in Activism and Reconciliation

RELIGION 280S

Too often religion is cited as the root of conflict, yet often religious leaders and religiously-affiliated NGOs create the impetus for peace-making initiatives. Course uses case studies from different areas of religious conflict to examine questions of tolerance and co-existence. Asks questions about place and purpose of dialogue, activism and humanitarian involvement; readings and discussions assess responses to conflict in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Concepts and pedagogies for peace-making brought to practical application during trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Service-learning component requires at least 20 hours of service outside of class time. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Staff

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • RIGHTS 280S
Typically Offered
Fall Only