Applications Open for Second Faith and Globalization Seminar

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2009 “Faith and Globalization” seminar, co-taught by Yale Professor Miroslav Volf and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The seminar — which provides a broad yet selective survey of the various ways that faiths and globalization interact in current affairs — debuted in fall of 2008 as part of the three-year Faith and Globalization Initiative launched by Yale University and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

This year’s seminar will feature an increased focus on global poverty, gender, and economic values, as well as two joint sessions to be held with the National University of Singapore. The course will primarily address Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism in North America, Africa and Southern Asia.

Throughout the semester, students will explore the themes of religious exclusivism in the context of social pluralism and the role of faith-based values in economic and political systems.

As in its inaugural semester, enrollment in the seminar is limited to 25 students: six from Yale College, six from the Divinity School, six from the School of Management, and seven from the Graduate School or other professional schools. Only continuing students are eligible for admission to the course; applications will not be accepted from students graduating this spring or entering in the fall.

The “Faith and Globalization” seminar will meet weekly on Thursdays 1:30-3:20 p.m.

Applications for the seminar are now available online at The deadline for submission is noon on Friday, May 1.

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