May 31, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 443 Peace Perspectives of World Religion

Although religious differences often create barriers to peace making, and at times people create conflict in the name of their religion, all the major religious traditions also have roots that go deep into the soil of peace making and peaceful living. This class explores the roots of peace making in Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Indigenous American Religions, and others, and from these roots builds bridges of common ground, understanding and acceptance of the other. In addition to the five major religious perspectives studied, students have an opportunity to explore a religious tradition of their own choosing and present a paper on it for class. The class includes lectures, large- and small-group discussions, role plays, visiting speakers, videos, and student presentations.

Prerequisite: Senior standing is required.