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Interreligious Understanding Today

7 February 2017

Interreligious Understanding Today

"As we live in an age of increasing plurality but also instability, the need for interreligious understanding, which is grounded on solid academic research and in touch with the realities of interreligious encounter, is greater than ever."

The Woolf Institute is delighted to announce the launch of its second new online course for 2017 –  Interreligious Understanding Today.

The course will provide a forum in which participants can interact with participants from across the world to:

  • explore different kinds of interreligious understanding between Abrahamic religions and beyond;
  • compare the ways in which such understanding can be achieved in different cultural and political contexts in the world (US, Asia, Europe);
  • study the relationship between secularity and interreligious understanding;
  • find out how to apply the lessons from historical experiences of particular minority groups in contemporary settings;
  • and explore the ways in which the challenges to interreligious understanding  posed by religious nationalisms and extremisms can be addressed.

The course is multidisciplinary, engaging with religious studies and sociological, historical and philosophical approaches.

The closing date for applications is 17 March 2017. The course commences on 3 April 2017. 

The course fee is £325. A limited number of bursaries are available.

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