Course Grant: Altruism, Compassion, Service

Posted by on May 20, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Secondary School Faculty Invited to Enter Course Competition on Unselfish Love
Deadline: July 15, 2005

The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love – Altruism, Compassion, Service (<a href=""></a>), which was established through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation (<a href=""></a>), has announced "Unto Others: Scientific and Religious Perspectives on the Love of Neighbor," a course competition for secondary school faculty.

The competition encourages academically rigorous secondary school courses that focus on unselfish love of neighbor as a spiritual and practical ideal. The winning courses must combine the study of unselfish love as understood within (a) spiritual traditions and (b) scientific frameworks, such as physics, cosmology, evolution, biology, political science, the social sciences, and health.

Faculty in religious studies and/or theology, the humanities, and the sciences are encouraged to apply. Courses co-taught by two faculty members representing religion and science might be especially compelling in some cases, but team teaching is by no means imperative. In addition to new individual course development, it is possible to apply on the basis of refocusing an already existing course on the theme of unselfish love with significant attention to religion and science. In some cases, several faculty teaching in an integrative core humanities course might work together to include the topic as a major and sustained theme.

Ten awards of $5,000 will be made.

Applicants can review the full course competition description at the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love Web site.

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