Events

Online Interfaith Course on Climate Change


The Wilmette Institute will offer an 8-week online course on Climate Change starting April 1, 2018.

The course begins with a discussion of human relationship with nature and the roles of science and religion. It then covers the basic science of climate change and provides an understanding of how climate disruption impacts us today and that it will have unimaginable disastrous consequences for future generations. Course participants will explore ethical questions related to climate change and address them in the context of the spiritual teachings of the world’s religions, especially those of the Baha’i Faith. The spiritual content of the course offers hope, confidence, and meaning during these difficult times as well as motivation for resolute action.

The materials help participants to consider changes in lifestyle and community action for environmental and social responsibility. They show how to rise above partisan politics and to use both science and religion for the well-being of humankind. The materials contain numerous resources for those who want to go more deeply into the issues. Course activities include readings, videos, and interaction with others in an international classroom setting. This is not a massive online course. Everyone has a personal mentor assigned and all active participants get to know each other. People of all religious backgrounds are welcome to participate.

Faculty are Christine Muller, Rhode Island (USA), Arthur Lyon Dahl, PhD, Geneva (Switzerland), and Laurent Mesbah, PhD, Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

For more information and to register, go here:
http://www.cvent.com/events/climate-change/event-summary-c6fd15112e1445f490485d606863e941.aspx