Peace and Nonkilling in The World’s Religions
Duration 5 weekend
Course Type Certification
This course will cover teachings and practices of the world’s main religions in relation to theories of peace, war, and non-killing. Which of them advocate non-violence? Which of them have specific teachings on conflict resolution and war prevention in their holy scriptures ? How does history judge their behaviour over the centuries ? How many deaths have their followers been responsible for in mathematical estimates and how can the paradigm of non-killing replace the idea that “God wants killing” which is even now governing the mind set of some religious leaders, sadly. Our approach will combine cutting edge religious studies as well as political science, and the course should be of direct general interest to all students of current affairs, law, political science, philosophy, community relations at the university as well as more widely afield.
About Global Green University
The Global Green University is an international network of third level educators interested in using their educational expertise, research skills and scientific knowledge for the benefit of humanity and the natural kingdom and for the advancement of the artistic, cultural and scientific genius of mankind. The work of the GGU is a mixture of academic and visionary work. It is premised on the need for humanity to work out a way of grounding the most sublime and transpersonal vision which we can access at this time, yet in a way which can benefit and move forward the work of planetary transformation which is so urgently needed now. Together we will ask, and try to answer, the following questions: How can we find out the aetiology of the current pandemic that is sweeping through the world and has already killed over 3 million people ? How can we heal the effects of global warming and the severe weather destabilisation we are witnessing ? How can we heal the fractured post September 11 world full of violence and fear? How can we heal the fractured relationships between mankind and nature ? How can we heal the fractured relationships between men and women ? How can we heal the fractured relationships between different religions? How can we heal the fractured relationship between the scientific, spiritual and artistic communities ? How can we heal the relationships between those with power and those with no power in our global society ? How can we heal the fractured relationships between the different countries, cultures and nations of the world ? These questions are at the heart of our pedagogic methodology and we invite all educators worldwide to join us in the knowledge that together we can solve these problems. Based in France, European Union, the GGU is a global higher education body that welcomes all students looking for something more than merely conventional learning, but who wish to go deeper into exploring academic problems and finding planetary solutions to the global crises that we are facing in these extraordinary times.
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