Morning sessions: 9:00 am -1:00 pm (Jerusalem time), exploring and understanding Jerusalem through the eyes of different religious traditions, imbibing the sanctity of the holy city; afternoon sessions (live-streamed): 4:00 – 7:00 pm, the concept of “return”.
What are religions supposed to do: on what domains of life do they impact and what do they achieve?
What happens in times of crisis? Do crises enhance the functioning of religion, undermine it or both?
The recent COVID-19 pandemic allowed us to study the function of religion at a moment of global crisis.
We will hear from scholars of religion what they understand about the way that religions operate and we will hear from some of the world’s most prominent religious leaders about how they dealt with challenges during COVID-19, through a unique series of interviews carried out by the Elijah Interfaith Institute, titled “Coronaspection”.
the spiritual basis of human and global interconnectivity and the moral and theological foundations for social responsibility
the religious mandate to do good and values of charity, justice, responsibility;
rethinking charity in a global age, in light of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals;
Pope Francis as social theorist: study and responses to his epistles
care for society and care for creation
global solidarity – the post-national and transnational world and the implications for religions; challenges of migration
promise and limitations of a theory of global ethics
Summer school activities include
Panels of scholars and religious leaders from 6 different faiths