Discounts are available on the cost of the master’s degree for recent graduate students, ministers of religion, and personnel employed by religious organizations and NGOs.
For several decades now, our country has become more and more fully multicultural and highly religiously pluralistic. Contributing to this have been, on the one hand, substantial migratory flows, mostly from the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, and, on the other hand, Italy’s natural placement in the heart of the European political space open to the free exchange of goods and skills. The pluralization of Italian society, the increasingly structural diversification of the religious and cultural customs – although with a significant hold on the majority traditional rootedness in a religious Catholicism, if not more often cultural or registry – , the contemporary, and in other ways growing, presence of avowedly atheistic thoughts and identities imposes on public institutions and social actors the ability to know how to interpret and respond to new needs and demands, the outcome of different, sometimes unprecedented, value approaches.
Multiple indicators tell us, however, that our institutional and social workers as a whole have not yet acquired a sufficient level of hermeneutic skills useful for interpreting the new (but also old) needs and rights being claimed in our society. Not infrequently, in institutional settings such as schools, hospitals, or prisons, not to mention sometimes even qualified ministerial bureaucracies, there are delays, misunderstandings, and reluctance to act on requests and sensitivities cultural backgrounds of a heterogeneous and plural user base, so as to suggest that a not insignificant part of our educational, health and ultimately political/administrative system still considers our country to be essentially monoreligious and monocultural, even though it is surrounded-perhaps even besieged-by a religious dust of indistinct matrix, consistency and importance.
The Master aims to offer a valuable training contribution to the audience of operators who most frequently, in their public utility role, need to respond professionally to the instances of a conscientious nature, religious e cultural that an increasingly diverse user base is calling for, especially in the most qualified and sensitive areas of existence. In fact, only the full recognition of the person, in his or her intimate, peculiar, religious and cultural coordinates, makes it possible to respond accurately to demands that often invest, life, health, the multiple needs of worship, family, school, and body.
The Master’s course in Religious Freedom, Freedom of Conscience, Rights, and the Geopolitics of Religions is open to anyone who has developed a specific sensitivity to the topics under study. It is, however, designed to respond primarily to professionalizing training needs for personnel employed in public administration (cultural mediators, administrative staff, prison workers) in the education system (teachers, school principals) in health care,information. Also specially targeted are ministers of religion and administrators of the various religious denominations in Italy.
Eligible to participate in the Master’s degree program in Religious Freedom, Freedom of Conscience, Rights and
geopolitics of religions, those with a bachelor’ s degree or equivalent.
The course will be conducted at a distance with e-learning didactics , with the possibility of participating in a Master Week in Florence. The trainees will participate in synchronous frontal video lectures and can, in case of absence, enjoy the recorded lecture asynchronously.
It is possible to enroll in individual modules of greatest interest to candidates. In this case, it will not be possible to obtain a certificate of attendance for the final Master’s degree but only certification of credits earned.
The master’s program will start on April 28, 2023, and will run for one year. Completion of the course will earn 60 CFUs.
The course will be held in Italian but simultaneous translation into English, Spanish and Portuguese will be available if required.
Those who wish to apply should send an application by filling out the
below and attaching the required documents. Enrollment is finalized by paying the amount due at the time of application, after filling out the Form. Candidates and applicants will then be contacted to schedule an interview. The Master’s program will be activated if a minimum number of enrollment is reached.
If the Master’s program is not activated due to the failure to reach the minimum number of enrolled students, the amounts paid at the time of enrollment will be fully refunded
In order to obtain Scholarships or/and different forms of installment of amounts, after or at the same time as the completion of the enrollment, a special request may be sent to the Master’s Directorate through the secretariat.
Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
Piazza S.Carlo 156 – 10121 Turin
Made out to Adventist Institute for Biblical Culture.
Via del Pergolino 12, 50139 Florence
In the reason for payment indicate the student’s first and last name – registration Master’s Degree Religious Freedom.
Villa Aurora offers you the opportunity to study in Florence and stay at its facilities located in a magnificent area surrounded by greenery.
The cost of tuition is stated in the “Financial Regulations.”