CAS Interreligious Studies 2019

In summer 2019 the theme of this certificate will be Engaging for just and participatory societies – Belongingness in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This international course offers capacity building for constructive engagement in interreligious relations and dialogue.

Information

Period

10 June 2019 - 19 July 2019
10 ECTS credits
10.06 to 30.06.2019 : distance learning 1.07 to 19.07.2019 : residential

Language

English

Format

Blended learning

Contact

Location

Geneva, Bossey

Registration

Registration deadline

4 February 2019

Fees:

CHF 3300.-

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

Objectives

  • Study the issues at stake in interreligious dialogue and engagement through an interdisciplinary approach linking theory and practice
  • Understand the nature of the interreligious dialogue and engagement as well as its place in a local, national and international society
  • Understand past, present and future challenges of the interreligious dialogue and engagement as well as its place in a local, national and international global and plural society
  • Strengthen knowledge on the three Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism
  • Become aware of an interdisciplinary approach in interfaith studies
  • Find constructive solutions linking theory of interreligious studies to practice of interreligious dialogue and engagement
  • Discover how the three religions respond to modern challenges

Audience

International audience, religious leader, student and lay person, preferably from the three Abrahamic religions, with a suitable level of religious literacy and/or experience in the field of interreligious dialogue and engagement

Programme

Two learning components: a distance learning period (6 weeks) and an intensive residential 3-week-period of study, research and community life. The residential period includes 4 study modules:

  • Core Course on Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Thematic Workshops
  • Practical Interreligious Workshop
  • Interreligious Study Visits

Director(s)

Prof. Ghislain WATERLOT, Faculty of Theology, University of Geneva and Prof. Ioan SAUCA, Ecumenical Institute of Bossey

Coordinator(s)

Dr. Ioan SAUCA, Ecumenical Institute of Bossey

Diploma delivered jointly with

University of Geneva, Ecumenical Institute

Admission criteria

See the application guidelines here >>>

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

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