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RELI1071

Voices of Nonviolence

Voices of Nonviolence
We begin this course with an overview of the teachings of various world religions relating to the theme of nonviolence. We then proceed to examine the religious inspiration, activism, and writings of Tolstoy, Gandhi, Ghaffar Khan, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., C├ęsar Chavez, and Thich Nhat Hanh. We will test the adequacy of nonviolence as a response to conflict by exploring themes such as the humanity of the opponent, the challenge of despair and cynicism in the face of great obstacles, the place of spiritual practices in individual and community life, and the value (or problem) of redemptive suffering. This course counts as elective credit towards the Religion major. (Students who have taken INTD 1071 will not be eligible to register).
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL WTR
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Winter 2012

RELI1071A-W12 Seminar (Jordan)

Winter 2011

RELI1071A-W11 Seminar (Jordan)

Winter 2009

RELI1071A-W09 Seminar (Jordan)