India is a vast subcontinent that is made even more vast by the sheer diversity of its coexisting cultures. To experience the true depth of this country would take a lifetime.
Theology and Religious studies program in India gives you an opportunity to visit religious sites in another culture and continent. Immerse yourself in the deep rooted history of India, stimulate curiosity about a variety of religious cultures, their histories and the present condition. This program will enable you to analyse and evaluate a range of political, social and cultural practices using methodologies drawn from the disciplines of Religious Studies. Participants will have the opportunity to study the beliefs and practices of various Indian faiths in historical perspective and with relevance to their modern expressions.
Enriching life experience along with the study opportunities, social work in India, observation of and participation in the social culture, the food, festivals, geography, wildlife and music, as well as academic enhancement. An opportunity to learn basic Hindi language. It will give you the chance to join an educational or vocational expedition, which would give you the depth of experience and the personal interaction and sharing.
You will be exposed to the religious observations through speaking to hosts and direct observation and participation at ritual events. This experience will enhance your academic study of religious studies by increasing cross cultural understanding and knowledge that is incomparable.
This program focuses on the role of religion in society. This enables you to think about the origins of religion in its various forms of expression. You will also witness the issues such as poverty and inequality, social justice, racism, etc. in the context of religion and theology.