Announcement: Apply now for e-learning course: Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

Never has there been a greater need for an understanding of other faiths and relations between faiths. No two world religions are closer in belief and practice than Judaism and Islam. In some instances, the similarities underpin shared advocacy and politics, as in Europe around protection of Halal and Kosher meat practices. Yet today, Jewish-Muslim interactions are often the source of intense religious conflict.

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge), in partnership with the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, is delighted to announce that the e-learning course, Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter, will be offered again in 2017.

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, this 15-week e-learning course will explore the history, culture and theology of Muslims and Jews, reflecting on similarities and differences as well as the major challenges. Assisted by leading experts and early career scholars in Europe and the USA, the course will also offer strategies for building bridges between the communities.

Because this course is committed to the highest levels of scholarly integrity, it will provide a space for the discussion of the entire range, in the broadest sense, of the Jewish-Muslim encounter. This discussion does not preclude more controversial issues.

Applications are now being accepted for the course commencing on Tuesday 17 January 2017. (The deadline for applications is 20 December 2016.)

The course fee for Woolf Institute students is £465. A limited number of bursaries are available.

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