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Religion and spirituality

Religion and spirituality

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.


For thousands of years, humanity has passionately pursued “the Truth” – the ultimate answers to life and the universe – asking questions like 'What is my purpose?" and “What is the meaning of life?”

Historically, there have been two routes to discover these truths: religion and spirituality. Our religion and spirituality courses teach both and will show you the differences between the two schools of thought.

A religion is an organised collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence.

A spiritual system, on the other hand, is focused on self-knowledge, energy and consciousness. It’s not about beliefs, but practices that develop a deeper understanding of “the self”.

If you’d like to find out more, and study religion and spirituality, we have short courses that are open to everyone which can introduce to both of these powerful social and cultural forces.

Religion Course: World Religions

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Join us for a crash course on religion. What is religion and why is it important? Is it about God?... [More]
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Religion Course: World Religions

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Religion Course: Jesus Scepticism

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Join us for a day-long workshop on Jesus. What are the Christian views? What are the secular views?... [More]
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Religion Course: Jesus Scepticism

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Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Our contemporary definition of ‘spirit’ is based on the convergence of three streams of knowledge:... [More]
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Religion Course: Does God Exist?

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Join us for a day-long workshop on the existence of God. Does God exist? How should we decide? And... [More]
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Religious History Course: The Temple in Jerusalem

History. See the future. It’s in the past. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. This course examines the biblical, non-biblical and archaeological records of the First, Second and apocalyptic Third Temples... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. This course on the philosophy of religion examines religious experience while borrowing... [More]
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