Religious literacy requires us to understand the customs, practices and history of various religions so that we feel confident in our day to day interactions.
Encounter’s Demystifying Religions series creates a foundation of knowledge about the world's most common, and commonly misunderstood, religions. Participants in this program have a safe space to ask questions and expand their knowledge about their colleagues, clients and the communities they serve. This program is delivered through a conversation with Brian Carwana and a practitioner of the featured religion. Taught from a non-sectarian perspective, this program is welcoming for all religious, spiritual and secular identities.
Through this training participants will:
Understand the basic tenets of the religion - what do observants think, believe and do as part of their religion.
Expand their cultural awareness and learn how to be a respectful colleague, guest or host within a diverse community.
Learn about holidays, what they signify and what are appropriate greetings and considerations.
Discuss common misperceptions about specific religions
Hear interesting facts which help give dimension to a religion and combats the "single story" many of us know about other religions.
Format: Each 60 minute session covers a different religion and are perfect for a stand alone program or as part of the series.
Who should come: excellent program for all staff, particularly frontline staff, supervisors. Makes a great lunch and learn program in advance of key holidays.
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