With my WLDC-301 Religions of the World students at the American University in Dubai.
Paving the way for the development of intercultural/interreligious awareness is not an overnight business. It necessitates theoretical frameworks and classroom activities to move beyond superficial understandings of issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, identity construction and religion.
Following lectures/power point presentations on Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the workshop’s goal is to help students look at these religions from a different angle, interrogate their own assumptions and ideas, challenge most common stereotypes, and produce alternative narratives.
Viewing the world (and describing it) with the opportunity of removing the mono-cultural glasses and adopt intercultural/interreligious lens.