Course Description: Our students live and witness a complex world—the Bay Area is home to the most ethnically-diverse communities, yet media coverage reports are dominated by violence. How should students understand the world's religions in this climate? That answer is filled with tension. This course will use daily meditation practice, in addition to Ignatian discernment, yoga, and brief practices in Tai chi, to manage those tensions in our life. In this way, we are better able to engage in critical class discussions about topics such as Native American appropriation, Hinduism's outcasts, Buddhist violence in Myanmar, and the mere mention of jihad. World Religions is both experienced and studied, meaning therefore, that students leaving this course will understand how the Church means to reject nothing of what is true and holy in other religions.
Comments: Senior elective.
UC / CSU Approved