What does religion mean to you?
Do you restrict it to mean Judaism, Christianity, and Islam or do you include Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Jainism, Theosophy, and what about FSM (aka Pastafarianism - yes as in pasta)?
This week in the course there are two focuses
1. What is Religious (Spiritual/Sacred) Studies? It covers defining terms to looking at the subjective and pop-culture understandings.
2. Inter-ideological / inter-religious Dialogue. This is one of my favorite discussions, lectures, and areas in the course the past few years. It is what I am going to be providing a monthly workshop around that will be live Zoom Calls.