Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


IPI5/710 – Encountering the Other

Instructor(s): Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan

This course encourages students to identify issues in multi-cultural communication, become aware of personal barriers, and develop skills for working with them. Students will be introduced to (1) critical concepts about the politics of identity and cultural complexes; (2) philosophical discussion of inner stances towards welcoming the other; and (3) practical techniques for listening and shared change. Discussions will emphasize Canadian cultural milieus, and faith-based contexts.

Class dates: Thursdays 6pm-9 pm: January 30; Feb 13; March 12 & 26; Apr 2  (class times available via Zoom for distance students)

Plus a required 3-day on-site intensive February 27-29, 2020 (Zoom connection not available)

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