World Religions (taught in Grade 11) introduces students to the various expressions and responses to humanity’s encounter with mystery in our quest for life’s meaning.
The course explores the life wisdom found in the responses of the major faith traditions to the compelling questions concerning the spiritual dimension of human experience, self-understanding, and the role of the individual within the family.
Its purpose is to familiarize students with the language of religious discourse, to help to break down prejudices and misconceptions about other religious traditions and, at the same time, strengthen and affirm the students’ own search for answers to life’s meaning. The course proceeds chronologically, tracing religion’s evolution from polytheism to monotheism, and in each unit one major issue confronting that faith is examined. Reflecting the school’s origins, the Christian spectrum is given a detailed analysis.