Harvard University to Offer Free On-Line class to Promote Religious Literacy
Although sales of the Islamic holy book, the Quran has skyrocketed since 9/11, surveys have found that increased sales have not helped people understand the faith of Islam. In fact, with the recent attacks in Paris and California, there is growing fear and prejudice toward Islam both in the United States and abroad.
To try and improve knowledge of other religions, Harvard University has started a free on-line series of classes on world religions. The classes will be taught by professors from Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School and Wellesley College. The courses are being offered via an on-line learning platform called edX, which Harvard University launched along with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The series includes six classes on different subjects that will each run for four weeks. Specific faiths that will be covered include Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. The classes are free, but if you want a non-audit certificate, that does cost $50 per class. For more information and to sign up, use the link below: