This stream focuses on special topics in religion that rotate each Term. Term topics in this series are currently: “Religious Fundamentalism, Extremism & Terrorism,” and “Religion and Nonviolence.” Descriptions of each are given below. Future Term classes in this series for 2021 are currently in development and will focus on “New Religious Movements” (beginning 2021 Term 3), “Sacred Texts,” “Esoteric Traditions and Mystical Experiences,” “Faith & Feminism,” and “Religion & the Arts.”
Any Term course can be taken independently of the others and at any time and in any order. There are no prerequisites for any of the Religious Diversity courses.
All classes are taught from an objective point of view. These are classes about religion and religious behavior, taught from an anthropological and historical point of view, and are designed for participants to get a greater understanding of the depth and scope of the diversity that exists within the world’s various faith and belief traditions.