Woolf Institute online courses offer participants - from all over the world and from all walks of life - the opportunity to gain a refreshing perspective in interfaith relations, and to engage with interesting and like-minded people, to share experiences and dialogue with one another.
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Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter
This course will explore the history, culture and theology of Muslims and Jews, reflecting both on similarities and differences as well as discussing the major challenges.
Gender and Religion Today
Drawing on the research conducted for the project Religious Sisterhood: Encounters of Gender, Religion and Belonging in the UK, this forthcoming online course aims to offer a fresh perspective on gender and religion.
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.
Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges
This online course focuses on the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims in modern Europe and in European history.
This course was developed with the goal of enabling participants to get their general bearings of the tenets of the Abrahamic faiths, as well as to engage in thoughtful discussion and informed critique about the role of religion in today's globalised world.
Representations of Jewish-Christian Relations in Literature
An opportunity to engage with various texts from English Literature through the lens of interfaith studies, to understand the narrative of deep-seated prejudices and to recognise the value of dialogue to dispel these views. In the 21st-century, what can we learn from literary works to effect greater understanding between one another?
An Introductory Course on Muslim-Jewish Relations
The aim of this course is to cover the long history of Muslim-Jewish relations. It will cover theology, Islamic law, relations in the medieval period and compare experiences of both communities to the onset of modernity.