Applications open: Woolf Institute’s online course, ‘Interreligious Understanding Today’

Applications Open  for the online course, ‘Interreligious Understanding Today’


 As we live in an age of increasing plurality but also instability, the need for interreligious understanding, which is grounded on solid academic research and in touch with the realities of interreligious encounter, is greater than ever.

Interreligious Understanding Today will provide a forum in which participants will:

  • explore different kinds of interreligious understanding between Abrahamic religions and beyond;
  • compare the ways in which such understanding can be achieved in different cultural and political contexts in the world (US, Asia, Europe);
  • study the relationship between secularity and interreligious understanding;
  • and explore the ways in which the challenges to interreligious understanding  posed by religious nationalisms and extremisms can be addressed.

The course is multidisciplinary, engaging with religious studies and sociological, historical and philosophical approaches.

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The closing date for applications is 17 March 2017. The course commences on 3 April 2017.

If you have any queries about the course, contact Dr Emma Harris at



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