Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious diversity: rethinking religion, introduces you to a selection of the vast variety of religious beliefs and practices in Britain today. Having some familiarity with religion and belief is increasingly required to make sense of issues of local, national and international importance. The course will introduce you to issues and skills necessary for better understanding and interacting with religiously-motivated people in today’s world. It will explore some religious places and practices and will give more confidence to interact with contemporary religious diversity in an informed way.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
recognise the variety and vibrancy of religion in contemporary Britain
appreciate the importance of recognising diversity within religious traditions
recognise how ‘religious literacy’ contributes to civil society.