Religious plurality shapes our modern world. You know it: Switzerland's religious landscape is also becoming increasingly differentiated. As a result, intercultural and interreligious issues are coming more to the fore. Do you want to reflect on such upheavals? Are you interested in acquiring sound religion-related knowledge and practical skills to contribute to a successful coexistence of people with different religious convictions? Then you have come to the right place with the further education courses offered by the Faculty of Theology.
We offer three courses, each of which responds in its own way to the social and religious changes of recent decades:
The CAS Intercultural Theology and Migration is a kind of mini-theology course in an intercultural perspective. During one year with 11 course weekends and monthly tutorials, participants from different cultural contexts, theological and ecclesiastical imprints come into conversation with each other.
In the CAS Religious Plurality in Theory and Practice you will deal with the theological foundations, social forms and interreligious relations of the major world religions. In 10 block courses over the course of a year, you will learn about interreligious coexistence not only in theory, but also by means of case studies and discuss the social and religious-legal conditions of coexistence.
Finally, the DAS Theology and Philosophy of Religion not only provides information on Christianity and other religions, but also attempts to contribute to and also guide an understanding of religious thought processes and conversations. Based on historical, theological and philosophical knowledge, you will learn to form independent judgements in religious and ethical questions. The programme can be completed in 3 years (six semesters). There are ten study weekends and two one-and-a-half-hour tutorials per year.