1 Semester / 1⁄2 Credit
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major living world religions, particularly the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, from a Christian worldview. Attention is given to the history, development, and core religious and ethical teachings of each tradition, as well as to their current status and influence in the contemporary world. Current social and global issues are viewed through the perspective of each religion. Students will seek to discover what each religion contributes to ongoing conversations regarding poverty, hunger, economic justice, environmentalism, and human rights questions. The course will enable students to engage thoughtfully and lovingly with neighbors from diverse backgrounds.