Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.48.30 PMWinona State University’s Senior University will host A History of Religious Intolerance in Western Societies from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 1 through Dec 6, in Maxwell Hall, room 158.

This class will examine recurring themes in the history of religious intolerance in western societies from pre-monotheistic religions through Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the emergence of western secularism. Ways to engage in interfaith dialogue as a part of an informed discussion will also be discussed in this class.

Instructor Tim Forester spent most of his life in Japan and has always been interested in what happens when different cultures and religions interact. He has a Master of Arts in late Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation history, as well as early-Modern European expansion.

Registration for this course is $40 and can be found 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 events, history, philosophy, science, art, poetry and literature.

For more information on this course or other Senior University courses contact the Retiree Center at 507-457-5565 or visit the website.

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