Global Religious Issues in Local Context: Relationships Among Jews, Christians, Muslims and Hindus

Organization: Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota

Venue: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 15, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Jul 18, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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July 15-18, 2013 9:00am-4:30 pm, Room 614 Social Sciences, West Bank U of MN

Registration deadline: July 1, 2013


Religion is defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

For centuries different religious groups have developed and been born of one another. When we examine world religions we are often surprised to find the overwhelming amount of similarities between the groups. 


This workshop will focus on the diversity and on the relationships that have existed among Jews, Christians, Muslims and Hindus in several global regions. And how they interact in the Twin Cities. We will begin with a brief overview of each tradition, followed by close examination of periods of cooperation and conflict in the Middle East, Europe and Northern India. Using this background, participants will turn their attention to the contemporary relationships being developed in the U.S., using the Twin Cities as a guide. The workshop will include lectures and discussions with several academic experts and religious professionals. We will also tour several local religious institutions.


Instructors: Dr Jeanne Kilde, Dr Susan Noakes, Dr Marilyn Chiat, ,Dr Daniel Schroeter ,  Dr Tom Duke, Nahid Khan , Islamic Resource Group 

Co sponsored by Religious Studies


Cost: $100 includes parking, materials, fieldtrips and lunches

Optional on campus housing available for $300

CEUs: 30

Optional Graduate Credits: 2



Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota