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. (Students who have taken INTD 1071 will not be eligible to register).
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RELI 1071

All Sections in Winter 2011

Winter 2011

RELI1071A-W11 Seminar (Jordan)