Courses for adults
Globalisation and society
We live and work in an increasingly pluralistic society. Which intercultural skills are helpful in this context? And which conditions must be met so that peaceful coexistence with other religions can succeed? These topics and more besides are waiting for you to discover in our programme of courses on interfaith peace work.
The discussion about meaning and aim of todays missionary work is controverse. What does "mission" still mean in the international context of today?
Religion and development
The role of religion(s) in development cooperation is increasingly receiving interest. Does taking religion into account and involving it hinder or promote the development of a society? What is the potential of religion in development cooperation? As a faith-based development cooperation organisation, Mission 21 has over 200 years of experience with the subject. Religion is a common basis and resource for the cooperation with our partners in the projects in the global South.
Religion can fuel violence in conflicts, but it can also lay a foundation for peace. Interfaith peacebuilding is a thematic field of Mission 21's programmes abroad as well as its educational work in Switzerland. In the course we address the following questions: What role do religions play in conflicts and how can their peace-building potential be made effective? What other (power) interests also play a role in supposedly religious conflicts?
Especially for Teachers and Parents
Young people are increasingly confronted with the negative effects of hate on the Internet (hate speech, cyber bullying). In the course, respectful interaction in the digital space and the legal framework are reflected upon. Participants are encouraged to support young people in social media. They recognize possible courses of action to show civil courage and advocate for non-violent interaction online.
The sensitization for social imprints and role attributions is central for the worldwide cooperation as well as for our life context. Very different aspects can come into the focus of reflection: the life situation of women worldwide, women's advancement and empowerment, role finding and self-determination. Power structures come into view and the question of how responsibility can be distributed fairly and borne equally. The courses sharpen the view for such connections.