JEWS, CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS IN EUROPE: MODERN CHALLENGES
- In what way do the recent events in Europe – refugee crisis, resurgence of the far right, Brexit – threaten religious pluralism and how can this challenge be addressed?
- How has the history of Jewish‐Christian‐Muslim relations impacted the contemporary European culture?
- What is the relationship between religious freedom and freedom of expression in Europe today?
In addition to the historical topics, such as interreligious relations in medieval Spain, Enlightenment Britain, and 20th Century Germany, participants will engage with contemporary topics such as the Muhammad cartoons controversy in Denmark; the social reality of Syrian refugees in Sweden; the relation of religion, ethnicity and citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and the recent rise of Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Islamist extremism in Europe.
Students will be encouraged to address challenging questions through case studies and set readings (in sociology, history, anthropology, and theology).
On completion, participants will receive a Woolf Institute Certificate of Completion. The application deadline is 3 August 2017. The course commences on 4 September 2017.
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