Finland, Helsinki

Faith and Globalization

when 8 August 2017 - 24 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 990

This Helsinki Summer School course addresses some of the key issues of religion and violence as well as religiously inspired ethics in the face of secular modernity and globalisation. It is designed to equip its participants with (1) a basic understanding of some of the major historical paradigms of tolerance, violence and dialogical justice across cultural spheres and (2) preliminary abilities to take part in the real-life discussion of faith-related conflicts and ethics in our global age. The second aim of the course is pursued particularly through two symposia, an open symposium (selectively) and an internal one. Through writing their course essays as well as through delivering their own presentations and discussing them, the students will be supported to grow towards expertise in the field of religion, conflicts and dialogical justice.

Course leader

Ville Päivänsalo (Responsible Teacher), Eeva-Mari Virtanen

Target group

This course is designed for students interested in the aformentioned issues of faith and globalisation from the perspectives of, for example, religious studies / theology, political philosophy, international relations, sociology, history (of ideas), intercultural studies or the ethics of human development. The course is recommended for students in their 3rd year or beyond.

Course aim

After taking the course, the students can understand some of the major historical paradigms of tolerance, violence and dialogical justice across cultural spheres and they have preliminary abilities to take part in the real-life discussion of faith-related conflicts and ethics in our global age.

Fee info

EUR 990: Degree and PhD students
EUR 1490: Professionals

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