Unity and Diversity: Problems and Promises
LAS 275 - Unity and Diversity: Problems and Promises3 hours Group membership can shape both our dreams and our fears; it can offer stability, identity and energy: it can offer both a vantage point from which to view the world and a fear of what we discover there. Chicago is a microcosm of the richly diverse world we live in, and it can teach us about the ways individuals and groups can challenge, support, and enrich one another. This course will examine the strengths and pitfalls of group membership through reviewing the experience of religious, ethnic, and economic communities in the Chicago area. We will examine some interfaith projects as examples of contemporary attempts to harness the strengths of group identity in support of the common good.