Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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.

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge), in partnership with the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, is delighted to announce that following a successful first year, the e-learning programme, Bridging the Great Divide: The Jewish-Muslim Encounter, will be offered again in 2012.

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 scholars in the US and Europe with a wealth of experience in this field, 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 starting week commencing 27 August 2012. (The deadline for applications is 6 August 2012.)

The normal course fee for the American University award is £2500 but Woolf Institute students will be able to apply either for one of the 5 full scholarships or 5 bursaries (resulting in a reduction of fees to £450 each).

For more details of the course, together with the application form, visit the website http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/courses/mj.asp.

I should be grateful if you could help promote this course by sending this information, together with the attached flier, to your colleagues, students, and any other contacts who may be interested.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at eth22@cam.ac.uk.

Kind regards,
Emma Harris
Dr. Emma Harris
Administrator of Academic Programmes
Woolf Institute
Wesley House
Jesus Lane
Cambridge CB5 8BJ
T:             00 44 1223 741 038      
F: 00 44 1223 741 049
Honorary Research Associate
UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies

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