This class will focus on the flaws of current economic measurements such as Gross Domestic Product and the ways in which Indigenous cultures - along with voices from faith communities - are contributing to alternative ways of measuring the success and well-being of a society. Topics to be covered include the UN Sustainable Development Agenda, the impact of colonization on the bio-cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples, the conflict at Standing Rock, the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home, and the role of religion in development policy.
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Earlier Event: November 15The State of American Democracy, A National Conversation
Later Event: May 23Sacred Sites Research Trip