E-learning course: Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

Never has there been a greater need for an understanding of other faiths and relations between faiths. No two religions are closer together than Judaism and Islam, yet today, ironically, no two religions are further apart.

The Woolf Institute (Cambridge), in partnership with the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, is delighted to announce that the e-learning course, Bridging the Great Divide: The Jewish-Muslim Encounter, will be offered again in 2014.

This 15-week e-learning course will explore the history, culture and theology of Muslims and Jews, reflecting on similarities and differences as well as the major challenges. Assisted by leading scholars in the US and Europe with a wealth of experience in this field, the course will also offer strategies for building bridges between the communities.

Because this course is committed to the highest levels of scholarly integrity, it will provide a space for the discussion of the entire range, in the broadest sense, of the Jewish-Muslim encounter. This discussion does not preclude more controversial issues.

Applications are now being accepted for the course starting week commencing 13 January 2014. (The deadline for applications is 15 November 2013.)

The course fee for Woolf Institute students is £450. Bursaries are available depending on academic and financial circumstances.

For further details, including the application form, visit www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/courses/.


Published on: 
6 Aug 2013