Join Interfaith Partnership in Spring 2021 for a ten-week virtual course exploring practices of the world’s religious traditions. The course will be organized around a central theme, namely that there are certain human "practices," and that these differ among the religions of the world. For instance, nearly all world religions are committed to hospitality, but how they practice hospitality can be very different. Or again, religions of the world have an understanding of "dying well," but how this most human of activities is practiced differs widely. Each class will focus on a "practice" and look at the practice from the perspective of differing religious communities. Classes will take a comparative approach, but not a comprehensive one; although every class will not be able to discuss every major religion, we will seek to include a breadth of examples over the course of the semester.
Rev. Dr. David Greenhaw, an ordained Christian minister, is the recently retired president of Eden Theological Seminary. Prof. Greenhaw began his teaching career at Vanderbilt University and has lectured on five continents. He is currently the Chair of the Cabinet of Interfaith Partnership.
In Fall 2020, Interfaith Partnership offered its first online course, “The World’s Religions” with Dr. David Oughton. Although participation in that course will certainly enrich the experience of "Practicing Religion," it is not a prerequisite to signing up for our spring course. All are welcome.
This course will be offered for free to ensure that cost is not a barrier. That being said, Interfaith Partnership relies on donations to survive; if you are able to donate, we would deeply appreciate your financial support.