Interfaith-Utilizing Faith to Overcome Conflict
Faculty: Dr. Syed Zia Tauhid (Profile)
This e-tutorial will cover the teachings of major religions and explore similarities among them that unite and can serve to prevent conflicts. Students will select between Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) and/or Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Much of the world conflicts are because of our differences. Many of these conflicts are between people of the same religion. This course will also explore how what binds us together (religion) trumps what separates us (ethnicity, culture, tradition).
Huston Smith, The World’s Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions. Harper, San Francisco, 1991.