Philosophy and Religion

RELIGION & PROTEST: Case Studies in Faith & Socio-Political Activism

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Price: 225.00 USD
8 Weeks

10 - 23 - 2017, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2017-10-23 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Faith-based values have formed the grounding for some of the most notable and momentous socio-political activist movements in the world. India, Africa, Europe, N. America—all these and more host extraordinary examples of individuals and groups who positioned their social justice activism within the rubric of religion and faith. In this course, we will examine several case studies of such activism, specifically those that put the faith dimension “front and center.” Case studies will include Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Malcolm X, as well as abolitionists, anti-poverty and anti-child labor activists. Our goal is to appreciate the role that religion plays in making the world a less hostile place to live.

RELIGION & PROTEST: Case Studies in Faith & Socio-Political Activism

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Price: 225.00 USD
8 Weeks

10 - 23 - 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2017-10-23 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Faith-based values have formed the grounding for some of the most notable and momentous socio-political activist movements in the world. India, Africa, Europe, N. America—all these and more host extraordinary examples of individuals and groups who positioned their social justice activism within the rubric of religion and faith. In this course, we will examine several case studies of such activism, specifically those that put the faith dimension “front and center.” Case studies will include Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Malcolm X, as well as abolitionists, anti-poverty and anti-child labor activists. Our goal is to appreciate the role that religion plays in making the world a less hostile place to live.

WOMEN IN RELIGION

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Price: 225.00 USD
8 Weeks

03 - 19 - 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2018-03-19 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This course will explore the extraordinary role that women have played, and continue to play, in the world’s religions. Many standout women appear in the sacred texts and traditions of the religions —as prophets, oracles and disciples. Others appear as the religions unwind themselves throughout history and women become teachers, preachers, healers, saints and sages. In short, the religions of the world, although officially “founded” by men, would be mere shadows of their current iterations were it not for the women who championed them and, in many cases, illustrated the religions' highest ideals with their very lives. We will spend 8 weeks looking at the lives of these most amazing women.

WOMEN IN RELIGION

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Price: 225.00 USD
8 Weeks

03 - 19 - 2018, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2018-03-19 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This course will explore the extraordinary role that women have played, and continue to play, in the world’s religions. Many standout women appear in the sacred texts and traditions of the religions —as prophets, oracles and disciples. Others appear as the religions unwind themselves throughout history and women become teachers, preachers, healers, saints and sages. In short, the religions of the world, although officially “founded” by men, would be mere shadows of their current iterations were it not for the women who championed them and, in many cases, illustrated the religions' highest ideals with their very lives. We will spend 8 weeks looking at the lives of these most amazing women.