About the Course
The challenges of sustainable development are more than technical or political–they are also moral, calling on us to examine who we are as human beings, and who we want to be going forward.
This examination of what makes a “good person”–called virtue ethics–has long been the purview of philosophers and theologians. So what do the world’s great religious and secular philosophies have to say about ethical conduct? Which virtues are common across creeds and cultures? And what role do ethics, spirituality, and religious communities have to play in sustainable development?
Who this course is for?
This course is for:
- Religious and spiritual communities and individuals who want to contribute to the work of sustainable development
- Development professionals who want to understand and engage local faith communities
- Advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in philosophy, religion, theology, and their relation to global issues.
What you’ll learn?
- The meaning of virtue ethics and its expression in several major religious and philosophical traditions
- The importance of establishing multi-faith consensus to advance sustainable development
- The importance of involving faith communities in peace and development work
- How ethics motivates the actions of religious and secular leaders, politicians, scientists, civil society, and business
- What shared virtue ethics are needed to create a more peaceful and prosperous world for everyone
- Module 1: Introduction to Ethics in Action
- Module 2: Religion and Virtue Ethics – Part I
- Module 3: Religion and Virtue Ethics – Part II
- Module 4: The Virtuous Society
- Module 5: Poverty and Inequality
- Module 6: Peace
- Module 7: Refugees, Trafficking, and Modern Slavery
- Module 8: Environmental Justice
- Module 9: Politics and Power
- Module 10: Business, Work, and the Common Good
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