Launch of MOOC Course – Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and World Peace (English version)
We are pleased to announce that our MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), titled Buddhism: Diamond Sutra and World Peace (English version) will be launched on FutureLearn* on 26 August 2019. This is a seven-week FREE online course providing interpretation and analysis of different religious doctrines. Learners will explore and discuss the main theme of the course:
Can the world be peaceful one day with the coexistence of various religions?
The question will be explored from fundamental concepts of The Diamond Sutra and their implications to one’s conduct.
Highlights of the course:
- Dr Cheung Siu Nang Bruce (Xuanjue Acarya) and Mr Woo Pak Hay Edward analyse and discuss how the words in The Diamond Sutra explain the cause of global religious conflicts and how these can be resolved.
- Fr Tsui Kam Yiu Luke (Guest Speaker) analyses the reasons for conflicts among religions.
- Animated videos help learners understand the course content and the underpinned meanings.
Join us to gain insights into world peace and the ways to achieve it.
Dr Cheung Siu Nang Bruce – Head of College of Life Sciences and Technology at HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, and Chairman of Chinese Wisdoms Society
Mr Woo Pak Hay Edward – Founder of Center for Study of World Peace and Religions
Fr Tsui Kam Yiu Luke – CEO of Catholic Institute for Religion and Society
* FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has over nine million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (HEE). It’s also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.