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Jamia launches 1-week course on Western Asian religions

In a bid to promote religious tolerance and comprehend the contemporary situations in Western Asia by looking at the past, Jamia Milia Islamia kick-started a week-long course on Tuesday.

The course, ‘Religious Minorities in Western Asia: A Historical Perspective’, will offer students an insight of the complexities of the religious situation in Western Asia, starting from the pre-Islamic era. “It is very important to have a better understanding of the past in order to comprehend the present-day religious complexities in Western Asia,” said Dr Annie Kunnath, the course coordinator.

Jamia’s vice-chancellor Talat Ahmed said, “At a time when the world seems to be divided along narrow religious identities, a course that promotes inter-religious dialogue is much needed.”

The number of entries for the course is limited to 50 and will continue till February 4.