• 6-week
  • Course
  • New for 2021
Peace and Justice

This course explores the view of various religious traditions and key religious leaders on the important themes of peace and justice. Drawing on some of the central components of religious thought—compassion, neighborly love, repairing the world—the course examines contemporary topics such as poverty, human rights, racial justice, gender equity, peace and non-violence, and environmental sustainability and justice. Utilizing a variety of religious perspectives, students learn basic doctrines from each of the religions to aid in understanding, assessing, and developing solutions for the issues studied.

Note: Open to students who will have completed the U.S. equivalent of grades 8 or 9 by the start of Summer Programs. Matriculating and current Choate students who wish to take the course to fulfill the diploma requirement in philosophy/religion must first obtain permission from the academic year History, Philosophy, Religion, and Social Sciences department head as part of the application process for Summer Programs, and must then comply with all attendance and course expectations. The department head will determine final eligibility for diploma credit based upon the student’s successful completion of the course.

  • 6-week
  • Block 6
  • Choate Diploma Credit
  • High School
  • New for 2021

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