Religion 12

The Authentic Self

Grade 12; 1/2 Credit - Either Semester

            The goal of this course will be to examine the spiritual journey to authentic living through everyday language. Students will examine their own lives in relation to God, to others, and to themselves. In doing so, they will discern their personal joys in life and identify what brings them pain and sorrow. Over the course of the semester, the class will explore a variety of topics that include: money, power, anger, forgiveness, and dreams. By the end of the semester, students will possess the knowledge to identify their false selves, their personal dragons, and their shadows as they seek to better understand how they can become truly happy through being the person that God created them to be.

 

 The Question of God in Modern Life

Grade 12; 1/2 Credit - Either Semester

            This core course will consider the topics of the existence of God, the problem of suffering, and the search for religious truth in modern culture. Students will analyze films, read and analyze shorter texts, and engage the instructor through classroom discussions. By doing so, students will become acquainted with how those who have preceded them have wrestled with these issues and questions as well as the answers at which they have arrived.

 

Social Justice

Grade 12; 1/2 Credit - Either Semester

            This core course seeks to educate students about not only the structural injustices present in society but also the Christian vision that opposes those injustices. Through study, reflection, discussion, and action, students will be encouraged to develop and apply solutions that are inspired by the Gospel values of human dignity and global community.

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