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Religions From The Inside: Improving Interreligious Dialogue (FutureLearn)

Mar 8th 2021
Religions From The Inside: Improving Interreligious Dialogue (FutureLearn)
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Explore the value of cooperation between faiths and learn how the five main world religions’ core beliefs relate to each other. Learn how to encourage and benefit from respectful interfaith dialogue. This short course, led by the Faculty of Theology of Lugano in collaboration with USI, will develop your [...]
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A Global History of Architecture (edX)

Feb 9th 2021
A Global History of Architecture (edX)
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Learn about humanity’s rich architectural history on this journey around the globe – from 100,000 BCE to ca. 1,600 CE. How do we understand architecture? One way of answering this question is by looking through the lens of history, beginning with First Societies and extending to the 16th century. [...]
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Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity (FutureLearn)

Nov 2nd 2020
Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity (FutureLearn)
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Discover why religion is important for understanding and engaging with global challenges. Consider the ways religion affects personal and political decision-making. Religion not only influences personal behaviours and ethics, but it’s also relevant to international conflicts and domestic policy decisions. On this course, you will gain a broader understanding [...]
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China’s First Empires and the Rise of Buddhism (edX)

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China’s First Empires and the Rise of Buddhism (edX)
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Learn about the Qin and Han dynasties, and how Buddhism and ideas of self-realization influenced the medieval period. This course, the second in a collection on Chinese history and culture, addresses how the Qin dynasty conquered China and established a new system of government and how the Han dynasty [...]
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Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and Zen Meditation (FutureLearn)

Discover the secrets of the Diamond Sutra and learn how its Buddhist teachings promote living in serenity and ease. Explore the meaning of ‘prajñā-pāramitā’ in relation to attaining buddhahood. How can we resolve afflictions? The Diamond Sutra is one of the most historically important texts in Buddhism. On this [...]
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Buddhism: The Diamond Sutra and World Peace (FutureLearn)

Get an introduction to the Diamond Sutra and learn how its Buddhist teachings could be applied to achieve world peace and harmony. Understand the Diamond Sutra and explore the conflict between man and religion.
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Buddhism Through Its Scriptures (edX)

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Buddhism Through Its Scriptures (edX)
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Learn about the rich and diverse beliefs and practices of Buddhists across time and place. Experience Buddhism through its scriptures, both relationally as well as academically. Whether you are new to the study of Buddhism or have been studying it or practicing it for years, this course will provide [...]
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Religion, Conflict and Peace (edX)

Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence. In this course, we will explore a series of contemporary conflicts in different regions of the world with a special focus on identifying and analyzing the diverse and complex roles that religions play in [...]
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