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Understanding Religion and Violence in the 21st Century

Course Description

Although the religious traditions of the world have often sought to promote peace and understanding of those considered outside or "other," history is replete with examples of religiously-inspired violence against such groups. This presentation will begin with a discussion of theories of religious violence and alterity, or "otherness," and will use these theories to interpret a number of modern case studies focused on Islam and Buddhism. These attacks include the 9/11 and Mumbai attacks, the attempted assassination of Malala Yousafzai by the Pakistani Taliban, Zen Buddhism's connection to Japanese violence against the Koreans and Chinese during World War II, and most recently, attacks by the Buddhist-dominated Burmese military against the Rohingya Muslims.

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 2 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:February 13, 2018
Meets:Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor:Mark Dennis
Fee: $10.00Fee Breakdown

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