Budapest, Hungary

Spirituality and Religions in European Urban Spaces

when 15 July 2024 - 21 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 490

The programme will provide an opportunity to learn about the theoretical aspects of urban spaces of denominations. Students will learn about the specificities of urban spaces in Budapest, and through this they will gain insights into specific denominational spaces. The course will also introduce them to the use of spaces of different cultures, with a focus on cultural differences related to issues of education and sustainability. The course aims at creating intercultural dialogue, fostering analytical, analytical and humanistic thinking, and promoting interreligious and interdenominational dialogue.
The course will visit several sites in Budapest that are intrinsically linked to the use of space by different religions, and thus provide a comprehensive picture of how the coexistence of religions has shaped the cityscape of Budapest. Particular emphasis will be placed on the postmodern cityscape, in which these spaces are increasingly defined by the issue of sustainability.

Course leader

ELTE- Institute of People- Environment Transaction

Target group

Prerequisites for taking the course: No specific requirements

Course aim

“Initiation rites, according to the five world religions” (Attila Marcelián Dobai). Those awaiting initiation are in a preliminarily state that precedes their acceptance as a full member of the community. The use of sacred spaces is adapted to the levels of initiation, giving competences in the community. The aim of this presentation is to introduce participants to the initiation rites of the five world religions, giving them an insight into the organisation of a diverse and exciting spiritual world. We will also discuss the impact of secularization on sacred and profane spaces and places in postmodernity.

Credits info

4 EC
Our course offers ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities.

Fee info

EUR 490: The course fee includes: tuition fee, course materials, meals (coffee break and lunch), local transport, opening ceremony and the cost of the leisure time programs, excursions


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