Spiritual Responses to Gender Based Violence

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARW 6429 2.00

This course explores movements to end gender based violence that are based in spiritual and/or transformative frameworks. Across the globe, foundational religious texts as well as customs have been used as justifications to support crimes against women and sexual minorities. In response, spiritual feminist and sexual minority leaders are tackling this problem using spiritual foundations that inspire gender and sexual equality, inclusion, and respect. Healing from the trauma of violence is also a key concern of spiritual feminists, who are drawing from a range of healing traditions to help survivors. This course will address responses to gender based violence ranging from individual healing to global social change.

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