Translating God(s)

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Trinity College Dublin – At Belfast
Master in Conflict Resolution
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Translating
Cultures
of FaithGod(s)
in Europe
As the societies of the European regions are faced with the tasks of reconciling
pluralism, diverse and divided cultural memories, and social cohesion, religious
traditions and cultures of faith are due renewed attention.
Religious traditions in the Europe have long lasting issues and experiences of both,
interreligious conflicts and interreligious dialogue, and cultures of faith have to
face multiple intercultural and interreligious challenges in a fast changing religious
landscape:
Changing Religious Landscape
Trinity College Dublin
Translating
Cultures
of FaithGod(s)
in Europe
Due to complex histories, socio-cultural and political rivalries, inter-religious conflicts,
etc., religious traditions often suffer from divided cultural religious memories of
their peoples.
Religious traditions, while drawing on different cultures of faith, also often compete
with one another on differing theoretical, theological , philosophical, symbolic and
imagery grounds.
Due to global migration, Europe experiences an increase in the development of
migrant-led religious communities from different religious strands, leading to
formations of more hybrid and intercultural communities and multi-religious
cultures, enhancing the society’s cultural and inter-religious stress and making
interreligious coexistence a necessity.
In all this, it is of importance to recognize the changing ways in which the religions,
including their foundational texts and cultural-religious resources, have been
interpreted and lived in their histories of reception and encounter with other
cultures, suggesting that these will give important clues to their current potential
for renewing the „will to live together“ and to tackle the intercultural and
interreligious challenges.
Changing Religious Landscapes
Trinity College Dublin
Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies
Trinity College Dublin
Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies
The Irish School of Ecumenics
Dublin
Belfast
The Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE) is a specialist
Cross Border School within Trinity College
and has teaching sites in both Dublin and Belfast.
Trinity College Dublin
God(s) Studies
InterculturalTranslating
Theology & Interreligious
This NEW Master takes up the intercultural and interreligious challenges of 21st
century religion and theology in Europe.
1. It pursues deep interreligious learning through Comparative Theology, with
interreligious studies concentrations on Hinduism and Islam; Judaism,
Christianity and Islam.
2. It studies World Christianity in Asia, Africa and the World of Islam and
explores migrant-led churches from these areas in Europe.
3. It engages with the key themes of Christian Ecumenical Theologies across
cultures of faith and in light of religious conflicts in Europe.
4. It explores the challenges facing Religion and Ethics in a Pluralist World and
seeks to advance dialogue between religious and secular communities in
Europe.
The programme intersects and complements with the school’s training and
expertise in international peace studies, conflict resolution, reconciliation,
religion and international relations.
Trinity College Dublin
God(s) Studies
InterculturalTranslating
Theology & Interreligious
Bachelor
World
Religions
& Theology
Master track
Interreligious
Studies /
Comparative
Theology
Trinity College Dublin
Master track
World
Christianity /
Intercultural
Theology
Master track
Christian
Ecumenical
Theologies
Master track
Religions
and Ethics
in a Pluralist
World
Required course modules
Research Skills
European Intensive Programme
Translating God(s): Intercultural
Theology & Interreligious Studies
10 ECTS
10 ECTS
Trinity College Dublin
Translating God(s)
Translating
God(s)
European Intensive Programme in
Trinity College Dublin
Intercultural
Theology & Interreligious Studies
Translating God(s)
Translating
God(s)
• This 10 ECTS Intensive Programme (IP) offers 60 post-graduate students from
around 20 European universities a Theology & Religious Studies course in the
new academic disciplines of Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies.
• Faced with Europe’s increasing crosscultural and interreligious identity,
students will explore the ecumenical, crosscultural and interreligious challenge
in the European regions for theology and religion today. The programme
studies areas of ecumenical, crosscultural religious concerns and interreligious
conflicts in different areas of Europe; it introduces students to the field of
intercultural and interreligious / comparative theology; and it researches the
impact of the studied areas and the new academic field for the academic
discourses and reflection on religion, theology, and God-talk in Europe today.
European
Intensive Programme [10 ECTS]
Trinity College Dublin
TranslatingGod(s)
God(s) 1
Translating
Intercultural Theology & Interreligious Studies
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, June 14-25, 2010
Translating God(s) 2
Islam and Christianity in Southeast Europe
European Intensive Programme
Trinity College Dublin
Istanbul, April 26-May 10, 2011
Basic I n g r e d i e n t s
1 programme for 2 weeks
4 thematic elements
• The Study of Religions in a Changing Europe
• Engaging the Other: Interreligious Historical
Comparative Theological Explorations
• Shared Religious Spaces
• Religion, Politics, and Power Struggles
20 European partner universities
60 students, 20 professors
Trinity College Dublin
and
...more basic I n g r e d i e n t s
Partner universities – Students in the programme
• 1 local coordinator+ 1 student per partner
• Student selection process
• Bi-weekly seminars to prepare selected students
• Students write 15-20 page essay until
1 month before IP
• Students present papers in parallel group
presentations during IP
Signed agreements with partner universities
Trinity College Dublin
...more basic I n g r e d i e n t s
Elaborate programme for 2 weeks
• 4 thematic elements elaborated with core team
• 3 lectures per day
• Group discussions
• Student research presentations (final essays or
chapter of PhD dissertation)
Website
Student registration (fees: € 100 / W; € 50 / E)
IP Venue – Accommodation / Meals – Cultural
programmes etc.
Trinity College Dublin
...more basic I n g r e d i e n t s
Staff
• Coordinator and organisational core team in Dublin
• Core partner and organisational team in Istanbul
IP Grant (Budget)
• Small organisation budget ~ € 8,700
• Travel / accommodation / subsistence ~ € 50,000
Headaches
• “Breakfast only”: Amount for IP accommodation / subsistence
support for students too small
• Travel reimbursement frustrations
• Additional fund raising necessary
Trinity College Dublin
Translating God(s) 3
Fluid Religions and Orthodoxy
European Intensive Programme
Trinity College Dublin
ConstanĊ£a, Sept 9-21, 2012
Trinity College Dublin – At Belfast
Master in Conflict Resolution
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Trinity College Dublin
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