This online synchronous course will present a framework for the practice of interreligious dialogue, in a collaborative and pluralist environment. It will draw upon contemporary texts and guest lectures representing a diversity of faith traditions to provide an integrative context for building bridges between and among religious boundaries, as well as addressing conflicts that arise through interreligious encounters. Students will be encouraged to share their interreligious experiences to foster discussion about ways in which to engage in interfaith work among and between different traditions and understand interreligious dialogue from a variety of perspectives. Course Format and Evaluation: seminar, with final presentation and research paper or project on a specific topic or theme. Intended audience: all degree programs.
Relates to Thresholds: 1. Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement 2. Prophetic Witness and Work 4. History of Dissenting Traditions and the Theological Quest 6. Theology in Culture and Context 7. Educating for Wholeness and Liberation 8.Embodied Wisdom and Beauty. Relates to MFC: 4. Social Justice in the Public Square 7. Leads the faith into the future.