Project

Contemplation and Non-Violence

Program

ACLS/SSRC/NEH Int. Postdoc. , Contemplative Practice Fellowships

Department

Political Science

Abstract

This course addresses the links between contemplative practice and theories and cases of non-violent social change. It focuses on historical examples, contemporary social movements, and individual practice. Texts and cases draw on contemplative traditions within four religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. The project involves academic research and an experiential training program designed to develop pedagogical practices for the course.