Diane L. Moore
The religious dimensions of globalization are often misrepresented as narrowly confined to explicitly identifiable religious movements as opposed to the more accurate depiction of the multiple roles that religions play in the economic, political, cultural, and environmental facets of globalization in both historic and contemporary contexts. This misrepresentation reinforces simplistic views of religion that can fuel conflict and diminish opportunities for the promotion of peaceful coexistence and human flourishing. In this course we will employ a critical theory lens to explore how religions function in all arenas of globalization through a series of case studies. Topics may include Religion and Conflict/Peace; Religion and Immigration/Migration; Religion and Public Health; Religion and Ecology. For final projects, students will construct their own case studies focusing on either a theme or a country/geographic region.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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