Religious leaders provide guidance on public issues through their spiritual authority. In this course students will have opportunities to develop models for engaging in moral discourse and leadership on specific topics. Following up on the themes and issues of social, ethical, and environmental concerns faced by Christian and Muslim communities as presented in the Luce-Hartford Conference on Christian-Muslim Relations, students will engage in deeper conversation and exploration of how the larger global or regional concerns impact and are lived out within a student’s own religious community, bringing the global into the local context. A seminar format will allow students to examine the topics presented early in the week. Additional materials will provide students the opportunity to explore models and develop programs for practical inter-faith public engagement facing Christian and Muslim communities.
Attendance and participation in the Luce-Hartford Conference on Christian-Muslim Relations is required. There will be no extra registration fee for the conference for registered students.