This course introduces the field of Interreligious Engagement through readings, site visits, spiritual practices, and self-reflection. It aims to cultivate understanding of the phenomenon of religious diversity, central questions and concerns that arise in relation to religious diversity, and prominent approaches to interreligious engagement.
Course topics include ritual participation, religious identity and privilege, theological approaches to religious diversity, interfaith dialogue and activism, and interfaith worship and chaplaincy. In addition, this course exposes students to four religious traditions (this semester, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism) within New York City, and requires students to examine and articulate their own positions on religious diversity.
- Professor: Jerusha Lamptey