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|GHDP 497 - Dev Relig Act: Diverg Cmn Grnd|
This module will focus on operational policy challenges in selected lower and middle income countries where religious factors play significant roles in shaping development strategies and programs: What would strategic religious engagement by government and development partners entail? Despite a growing consensus that “religious literacy” must be part of the skill set for development and humanitarian work, knowledge gaps and misperceptions persist. A central question is how approaches to religious institutions and practices have evolved, both overall and in relation to specific topics. Students will focus on issues where tensions often arise, notably policies towards children and families, migration, minorities, and health. They will also explore more positive examples. Students will gain a nuanced appreciation for the issues and hone their strategic approaches to religious engagement.
1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar
Global Human Development Department