Come Be My Light is a captivating story of the personal struggles of one of the most beloved persons of the 20th Century: Mother Teresa of Calcutta. While on a train to Darjeeling in September, 1946, Mother Teresa heard a Voice which she believed to be the voice of Jesus instructing her to serve the poorest of the poor. The Voice, as she came to explain to Confessors and Bishops, was insistent. In time, her superiors felt called to grant her the vocation of establishing the Missionaries of Charity, but then, the Voice was silent. For decades Mother Teresa, who had felt so close to Christ, experienced the agonizing silence of God. We will discuss her writings and reflections in this tribute to her life. The text is Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of Mother Teresa edited by Brian Kolodiejchuk. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waiver applies.
In the 21st century, the western world has been torn apart by the fear and misunderstanding of Islam. The Middle East, a term coined by the west, is at war with itself. And terror is a dirty strategy used by both sides. Investigate the roots of disruption and study the period before, during, and after the actual crusades. You will see the connections between then and now as you gain insight into the various and complicated causes for the crusades and for today's conflcts between East and West. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
A driving force behind the Revolutionary War and the final split from Great Britain was the influence of religion and a desire to worship freely. This seminar will focus on the eleven of the most esteemed leaders of the Revolutionary period: Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Adams, George Washington, John Marshall, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, George Mason, Charles Carroll and Haym Solomon. The purpose of the course is look into the window of 18th century colonial religion and to provide a corrective to many of the misconceptions about the role of faith in the lives of our Founding Fathers. There was not one faith, but many. A book by by Alf. J. Mapp, Jr. will provide a text for the study. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waiver applies.
Would you describe the United States as a Christian nation? If so, what branch of Christianity applies? The brief history of the United States is full of "God" language, be it conservative or liberal. The U.S. has certainly been influenced and shaped by religion, and religion has been influenced and shaped by the U.S. This class looks at religious practices present when the Europeans arrived, traces the various forms of Christianity brought to this land by the Europeans, and looks at the influence of other major faiths on Christianity. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Strange as it may seem, this is a course without a topic. Instead, it provides an engaging new approach to Talmud study. Each lesson presents a unique legal case with a seemingly impossible ethical conundrum. Through an exploration of original Talmudic texts, participants will search thousands of years of tradition and practical experience to find innovative insights and discerning solutions. Students will study the texts in pairs, and arrive at their own conclusions. Utilizing an electronic polling system, all participants will communicate their answers. This course provides an exciting new method to engage with Talmud wisdom, as was done in the Yeshivahs of old. With the aid of new technological tools students will find a philosophical foundation to face the ethical quandaries in their lives with confidence. Senior adult and disabled retire tuition waiver applies.
This course will examine the lives of some of the people in the Bible such as St. Paul, Moses, and Joseph. What would their spiritual resume say? Then we look at some possible outlines provided to us in scripture for our own spiritual resume. In the second session the students will bring in their own spirtiual resume and we will share.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bel Air Hall, Rm. 104
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Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD 21015