21 July 2024
Spirituality and Religions in European Urban Spaces
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.
ELTE- Institute of People- Environment Transaction
Prerequisites for taking the course: No specific requirements
“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.
Our course offers ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities.
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