This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
As the world gets smaller, we must do our best to increase our understanding of the religious traditions of others, and of our own, if we are to do what we can to bring about a peaceful world.
We will seek, not to compare religions, but to understand them on their own terms, in order to gain a better perspective on the wide range of beliefs and practices that exist in humanity. In this course we will focus on the religions of the Middle East and Europe: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Reading: Smith, Huston, The World’s Religions, ISBN-10: 0061660183 or ISBN-13: 978-0061660184
(no class Feb. 2)
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Rabbi Hillel Katzir
Rabbi Hillel Katzir has been the spiritual leader of Temple Or Hadash in Fort Collins since 2015, and was leader of a synagogue in Maine for eleven years prior to that. He is very involved in interfaith activities, including the Interfaith Council of Fort Collins, the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, and Together Colorado. He passionately believes in cross-cultural education, and in bringing people of different backgrounds together, because "it is so much harder to hate when the ‘Other’ has a name and a face." Rabbi Katzir has previously taught this and similar courses several times in other venues.