Ethics in Action

Course

Self-paced e-learning

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Offered by

SDG Academy

Course details

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Length
10 weeks
Effort
2-4 hours per week
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
No
Price
Free

Course summary

This course explores ethical values commonly held across faiths and how different religions and their communities address inequalities and climate justice.

About this course

In 2016, Pope Francis invited various esteemed philosophers, religious and spiritual leaders, scholars, and scientists to the Vatican for the Ethics in Action initiative. They came together to discuss values important for human progress and climate justice. Virtue ethics, the determinants of the character of a “good” person, play a prominent role in sustainable development and are key to creating a more equal and peaceful world. 

This course includes Ethics in Action participants and other distinguished individuals as they discuss global religious and spiritual perspectives on virtue ethics and global inequality. This course calls for interfaith cooperation and communication as necessary for the development of universal virtue ethics to create a sustainable world.

Transcripts available in: English, Español, Русский

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Target audience

Members of religious and spiritual communities, development professionals, and undergraduate and graduate students studying philosophy and theology.

Learning objectives

To understand the meaning and prevalence of virtue ethics across belief systems, which virtue ethics are crucial to creating a greater world, and the importance of involving faith communities in decision-making.

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