We all need to learn more about the religions of the world. Even people who are not especially religious need to become respectfully informed. Now a Harvard online MOOC course on the world’s religions is enrolling and welcoming participants — for free. A lot more about the course by reading a Huffington Post article.
The course is offered as a series of modules, each focused on a specific religion. The course can be taken for free, but if students want a certificate of achievement they will need to pay $50. The instructors leading the classes teach at Harvard University and Wellesley College.
Learning more about other religions is critical, not only because of the effect these religions have on the inter-connectivity between people, communities, and nations, but also because religious freedom that is assured in the United States Constitution, and that means that we need to honor the beliefs of others.
This can be a great opportunity for students, families, book club members, teachers’ groups, and lots of other people.