19016 Religions: Partners or Partisans?

Offered Fall 2012

Throughout human history, religions have both bonded their own groups and degraded other groups. Holy wars, genocides, and crusades have been more prevalent than the tolerances of Ashoka, the Roman empire, and Genghis Khan. Can recent parliaments of religions move humanity beyond this?

Links to class audio recordings

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  • 2001 film Asoka in sections on YouTube
  •  2007 Constantine’s Sword. Available via Netflix or YouTube


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