Coexist will focus on the major religions of the world, with the principal goals of fostering greater awareness of the true nature of these faiths, and critically examining how religions come into conflict and how such conflicts may be resolved. By studying, over the course of the year, six dominant world religions, Hinduism, Judaism, Roman, Catholicism, Sunni Islam, Shi’a Islam, and Protestantism, they hope to affect a more informed and tolerant view of these faiths within themselves and the Vanderbilt community. Their project will be rooted in both the present and the past. By carefully studying the basic theological principles of the faiths, we will seek to reveal underlying interfaith commonalities.
Advisor: Paul Lim