Introduction to World Faiths - BH501

Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre
2 days - residential

About this course

Introduction to World Faiths is a series of courses offered at The Armed Forces’ Chaplaincy Centre (AFCC) that explores Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Increasing demands for more impactful religious inclusion from government, workplaces and society require greater religious literacy and an understanding of why faith is important: especially in an organisation like the military where almost 80% of personnel self-declare a faith on their documentation.  Yet, secular assumptions still prevail, that religion is private and many organisations find faith a difficult social aspect to address.

What you will learn

You will learn:
  • the central beliefs of the faith and some of the differences within it
  • the essential practices of the faith focusing on elements such as birth, marriage, death and the major religious festivals
  • the faith in the world today looking at world events and issues with a focus on the how/why and considering future steps and hopes and fears
  • the faith as it is experienced and practised in the military today and how the religious resilience of personnel in the faith can be fostered and encouraged

How will this course help my career?

This course will develop your understanding of world faiths so that you can better understand those you work with and live alongside.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?