Our materials can be combined to create a comprehensive course, including suggestions for teaching and learning approaches. This has been designed to cater for a multi-disciplinary approach, as well as academic specialisms. There are nine topics, under which are a range audio and video resources.
What is Religion?
What is the difference between religion, faith and spirituality? What is happening at the intersection of religion and globalisation?
The broad and public influence of faiths on global affairs is increasingly evident. This video investigates the mixed character of this influence and the ambiguities pertaining to one's evaluations of the results.
This four-part video series, by Dr Roy Jackson, introduces Islam, examining the historical and contemporary context, its basics tenets and diversity within Islam.
Religion and Globalisation
What is globalisation? How does globalisation relate to the past and modernity? How does religion relate to globalisation?
This four-part video series, by Professor Jeffrey Haynes, London Metropolitan University, examines the impact of globalisation on religion, examining the dimensions of globalisation, the return of religion and the soft power of religion.
Tony Blair speaks at Yale University about faith and globalisation in relation to world events such as the economic crisis, the election of Barack Obama, climate change and the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Professor Douglas Rae, the Richard S. Ely Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science, introduces students in the Yale University 'Faith and Globalization' seminar to historical forces influencing globalization and major world religions.
Professor Douglas Rae, the Richard S. Ely Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science, evaluates various current approaches to assessing faiths impact upon globalization and articulates secularitys religious nature.
Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and Director for the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, introduces the students in the Yale University 'Faith and Globalization' seminar to key themes in the study of faith and globalization in this course.
Tony Blair talks about the promises and perils of economic globalisation and the role of religion.
Tony Blair, Howland Distinguished Fellow at Yale University, discusses the importance of taking faith seriously in studies of globalisation.
Professor David Lehmann, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge Religion and Globalisation: Boundaries, Borders and Religious Identities
Religion in the Public Sphere
Is a neutral public sphere possible and should religion be involved in politics?
Professor Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University and Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, responds to a students' question about democracy's ability to respond to chronic social ills.
Tony Blair discusses the challenges faced by those in public office as they seek to follow the dictates of their values while addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of their constituency.
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Professor Emeritus of Yale Divinity School, discusses faith and liberal democracy.
As part of the continued PBS series "God in America," Ray Suarez looks at what Americans know and don't know about religion and each other.
Professor Tariq Ramadan is Chair of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Here, he talks about social problems and the common need to tackle these issues at the Salzburg Seminar, in a lecture called "Do not 'Islamicise' Social Problems - But Do Apply Critical Loyalty as Citizens".
Religion and Migration
What happens to religion through the lens of migration? What are the demographic patterns and policy challenges associated with migration through the lens of faith and globalisation?
Professor Tariq Ramadan is Chair in Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Here he speaks on the topic of European Muslim Identity, at the Salzburg Seminar session entitled "Immigration and Inclusion: Rethinking National Identity".
Professor Tariq Ramadan is Chair in Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Here he speaks on the topic of European Muslim Identity, at the Salzburg Seminar session entitled "Immigration and Inclusion: Rethinking National Identity"
Religion and Human Rights
What is the relationship between religion and human rights? What are the historical links between human and civil rights and various religious traditions?
Joan Lockwood O'Donovan, Honorary Fellow, School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh, responds to a students' questions about divine community as a ground for communal human rights.
Joan Lockwood O'Donovan, Honorary Fellow, School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh, responds to Miroslav Volf's question about her critique of subjective rights.
John Witte responds to a question about whether there is a common enough basis among world religions for a human rights declaration.
Faith inspires people to act, which can be for both ill and good. To ignore it is to be blind to a dimension of the world, which shapes attitudes throughout the world. Realism must acknowledge what faith can bring to the party.
Tony Blair delivers the keynote address at the conference Faith and Malaria: Towards an Integrated Solution.
At the seminar series New Perspectives on Faith and Development, Douglas Alexander, Matthew Frost and Richard Dowden address the question "how does faith shape personal and group identities, and what does this mean for the realisation of fundamental social, economic and political rights, especially in such areas as health and education?"
At the seminar series New Perspectives on Faith and Development, Dr Rowan Williams and Rabbi David Rosen address the questions: Have we ignored the teachings of faith groups in our treatment of the natural environment? Do faith traditions have a relevant voice on climate change and environmental degradation? Can they provide us with the energy and focus to overcome inaction?
Religion and Gender
What is gender? How has modernity affected gender? How has globalisation affected the ideology of gender in religious communities?
Professor Tariq Ramadan is Chair in Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Here, he is speaking about Realising the Rights of Muslim Women: Islamic Feminism and Women's Leadership.
Muna Abu Sulayman presents a faith-based perspective on gender in the context of globalisation, including the head scarf debate.
Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation
What is religious conflict? This module examines religious conflict at sacred spaces and looks at extremism.
Tony Blair, Howland Distinguished Fellow at Yale University, discusses the role of faith in reconciliation efforts.
Trinity Institute's Bob Scott talks with the Muslim philosopher, author and academic Tariq Ramadan about religion and violence.
After preliminary reflections on faith and reconciliation by Miroslav Volf and Tony Blair, Fr Alec Reid and Rev. Harold Good discuss the role of faith in the Northern Ireland peace process.
After introductory remarks by Miroslav Volf on the interplay of religion, globalisation forces, and violence, H.L. Seneviratne (University of Virginia) discusses the civil strife in Sri Lanka, and Peter Kuzmic (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary) reviews the factors at play in the conflict in the Balkans.
On November 7th, Tony Blair gave the keynote address at the 2010 Beijing Forum, hosted by Peking University.
Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Levine examines modern Jewish religious and cultural issues with historical rigor in this address, Reassessing Jewish-Christian Relations: Scripture, Polemic and Salvation.
Miroslav Volf reflects on the interaction between faith and globalisation forces.
Religion and the Environment
What does the environment have to do with religion? What are different faiths doing to preserve the environment?
John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Co-Directors of the Yale University Forum on Religion and Ecology, discuss their view that there is a new relationship between religion and the environment.
Religion and Business
What is the religion of economics? Do the moral standards that apply to life also apply to the economy? How does migration impact on economies?
Convictions of faith shape cultural conditions that promote or impede economic growth. This video explores the role that faiths can and do play under economic conditions of rapid globalisation.
Prof. Douglas Rae, Richard S. Ely Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science discusses via video conference one possible model for conceiving of religious values and market economies.
At the seminar series New Perspectives on Faith and Development, Ken Costa and Tariq Ramadan address the question: "where faith fits in the marketplace and if the marketplace has suffered from a lack of values."