RELS439 - CHURCH & URBAN CHALLENGE: Religion, Social Justice and Urban Development

Urban development has been influenced by religious conceptions of social and economic justice. Progressive traditions within Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Humanism have yielded powerful critiques of oppression and hierarchy as well as alternative economic frameworks for ownership, governance, production, labor, and community. Historical and contemporary case studies from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East will be considered, as we examine the ways in which religious responses to poverty, inequality, and ecological destruction have generated new forms of urban development.
Section 601 - SEM
M 0600PM-0900PM
LAMAS, ANDREW T.
MCNEIL BUILDING 167-8