ReligionWinona State University’s Retiree Center will offer the non-credit course “A History of Religious Intolerance” as part of Senior University 2015 from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays from Nov. 10 to Dec. 15 in Maxwell 257.

The course will examine recurring themes in the history of religious intolerance in western societies, from early pre-monotheistic religions through Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the emergence of western secularism. Modern religious toleration and examples from the distant past will be presented in this course as well as ways to engage in interfaith dialogue as part of an informed discussion of this challenging topic.

Instructor Tim Forester has a master of divinity degree with courses in Jewish and Christian history, Asian religions and cross-cultural religious interactions.

The course is $40. Registration is available online.

Senior University is open to all people of retirement age in the Winona community. The program is a series of non-credit short courses that are peer-led by WSU faculty, retirees and community members. The goal is to provide intellectual and cultural stimulation and growth for lifelong learners. Courses cover current events, history, philosophy, science, art, poetry and literature.

For more information, contact Jessica Kauphusman at 507-457-5565.

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