CSET Professional Learning

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Religion, Politics, and Global Challenges

Content Deepening Courses

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Description of offering:  
How is religious identity linked to political identity? Why does religious violence erupt and how is religious conflict resolved? How do global challenges impact the relationship between church and state? This workshop will explore the complex interplay between religious identity and politics by looking at topics such as religious conflicts and war, religious activism, forms of moral authority, secularism, and religious pluralism. A closer examination of religion and politics will provide insights on past and current forms of violence and conflict resolution around the world with important lessons for understanding how religious identity shapes and is shaped by global challenges.
You will learn to: 
  • To deepen your content knowledge of significant historical issues in different national, regional and global contexts. 
  • To apply your new content knowledge as you learn how to infuse opportunities for discipline specific formative assessment in the virtual and in-person learning space both during and between lessons.
Who should enroll?
The institute is designed for K-14 educators who teach subjects relating to the humanities (history, social studies, literature, etc). All are welcome.
Abbas Milani, Director, Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Stanford University
Aishwary Kumar, Visiting Fellow, Center for South Asia, Stanford University
Valeria Vergani, PhD Student, Religious Studies, Stanford University
Mahjabeen Dhala, Assistant Professor of Isalmic Studies, Graduate Theological Union



Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (PT)

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (PT)

Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (PT); 1 hour lunch break 

Date and time

April 7, 2022 - April 9, 2022





*Subsidized fee as a result of U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant funding.​