Vancouver School of Theology

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


IPI5/710 – Encountering the Other

View outline (PDF)   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: Thursday 6pm-9 pm January 18; Feb 1; March 15, 22, 29, Plus a 5-day on-site intensive February 15-19, 2018

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