Building Interreligious Relations 4


Course Objective

* have knowledge of the intersectionality framework and learn how to
relate this to the theory of religious diversity and dialogue
* know how to do an intersectional analysis on a given religious
diversity situation to create a dialogue intervention
* are able to organise, facilitate, reflect on and draw conclusions for
next steps based on an actual self-developed dialogue intervention as
well as maximise it's impact
* can communicate their own approach to dialogue in a chosen context
(either in education; religious organisation; public domain) in academic
* are able to reflect on the interreligious learning situation as such

Course Content

This course deals with the Contemporary Theory and Practice of
(Religious) Diversity and Dialogue in European context from an
Intersectional Approach.

Teaching Methods

Mixed education forms: Lectures; Practicals; Flipped Classroom;
Discussions through diverse dialogue methods; Field visit of two
Dialogue events; Dialogue Organisation and Facilitation Assignment
events organised by other organisations, ALL DURING THE DUTCH WEEK OF
DIALOGUE under the label 'VU students in dialogue'. BLOCK A TIME AND
ARRANGE A LOCATION AS SOON AS YOU CAN. (2019 dates Dutch Week of
Dialogue: 1-10 november. classes on 4 and 6 november are cancelled to
make this possible).
Minimal participation: 8 of 10 classes are mandatory.

Method of Assessment

1 page Class participation and reflection on our interreligious learning
(10%) to be handed in 24 hrs before last class; 2 page Good Practices
Report to be handed in 2 workdays before secondlast class (30%); 4 page
Theoretical Paper to be handed in on exam date (60%).

Work in progress will be presented during course period.


book: Intersectionality; by Patricia Hill Collins Sirma Bilge; Polity
Press; 2016 Paperback 224 pagina's
article (Dutch): Vroom, A. L. (2018). Diversiteitsleren in
Religieonderwijs. Meerdimensionaal onderzoek in dialoog. Handelingen,
(4), 51-59. (translation available)
*diverse articles, to be announced
*specific literature applying to chosen context

Target Audience

Students in BIR and PTR;
Students in Exploring a Discipline or Media with a focus on Diversity
Second year students in Spiritual Care (only if supervision is

Additional Information

Courses Building Interreligious Relations 3 and 4 alternate on a yearly
basis with the other courses Building Interreligious Relations 1 and 2.

Recommended background knowledge

Any other Building Interreligious Relations course; Hermeneutics

General Information

Course Code G_BIR4
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Religion and Theology
Course Coordinator prof. dr. H.Y.M. Jansen
Examiner prof. dr. H.Y.M. Jansen
Teaching Staff prof. dr. H.Y.M. Jansen

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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