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Ecology and Interfaith Dialogue

On completing the course the students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, discuss, and offer verbal and written analyses regarding religious underpinnings of contemporary attitudes and practices concerning the environment and the relationship between humans and nature.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, discuss, and offer verbal and written analysis regarding common elements among the world religions studied, such as in relation to ethical values espoused, environmental ethics etc.
  • Be able to compare and contrast theological and/or philosophical concepts in a comparative reflection on world religions
  • Be able to identify and critically analyze current environmental issues.
  • Be able to identify religious ideas of factions within the contemporary environmental movement in an interfaith perspective.