The situation of the world today is the product of a long period of history. The relationship between the religions of the world today is also the result of many important events that have happened in the past. The aim of this Certificate course is to give students a better understanding of what is happening in the world today by remembering the events of past history.
All the religions in the world today teach the values of peace and harmony. But modern society has lost sight of this teaching because there are so few opportunities to study the deeper meaning of world religions. This Certificate course will try to fill this void. The themes of this course will explain why there is so much tension and mistrust among world religions today by looking into the events that has caused the present situation to develop.
Professors with much knowledge of the history of the world will be available to open up new questions and to respond to studentsí questions during the weekly sessions. Students who complete the course will acquire a deep understanding of world religions and the contribution of these religions to the promotion of peace and harmony. Students will become aware of the obstacles to peace in modern society. They will learn about various techniques for conflict resolution and counter-terrorism. The new awareness they acquire in this course will equip them to contribute towards peace and harmony in society in their professional roles as well as through social organizations and as teachers and community leaders.
Three months' course on Saturdays, beginning from 3rd March 2018
|1st session (a)||10.00 - 11.30 a.m.|
|2nd session (b)||12.00 - 1.30 p.m.|
|3rd session (c)||2.30 - 4.00 p.m.|
|4th session:||4.00 - 4.30 p.m. (Q & A)|
1. The Enlightenment and the religions (3rd March)
2. Religions and the rise of secularism (10th March)
3. Fundamentalism in religion (17th March)
4. Hinduism, Buddhism & Sikhism in Pakistan (24th March)
5. Islam and Christianity in Pakistan (31st March)
6. Peace studies (7th April)
7. Religious pluralism and interfaith dialogue (14th April)
8. The contribution of women to peace (21st April)
9. Religious minorities in Pakistan (28th April)
10. Teaching of Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri on peace & counter terrorism (5th May)
11. Impact of external linkages of terrorist organizations in Pakistan (12th May)
12. Counter-terrorism strategies by Pakistan (19th May)
On the last day, Certificates will be presented to those students who have attended 80% of the sessions.
Qualifications for admission: BA (equivalent) or FA/FSC with at least
three years work or study experience.
Admission fees Rupees 15,000/- per student.
The Certificate Course will be supervised by:
Dr. Herman Roborgh
School of Religions & Philosophy
Dr. Alqama & Dr. Rashid Ahmad Khan
School of Peace & Counter-terrorism