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REL 243 Overview

Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace requires that society is built upon justice for all members. Most of the world’s religious traditions include teachings on how the truly religious person should care for the poor and the needy in society. A society that strives for just relationships and equality is one in which peace is possible. This course will explore and note convergences in social justice themes between diverse religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Native American traditions and Far Eastern traditions. By exploring the common language of justice, the class will aim to find ground for respectful inter-religious dialogue and teachings that will inspire students to work for justice and equality in a diverse society.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • REL