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About the Course

The objectives of this course are: -To introduce participants to different concepts of love, to empower them to be conscious of the power of love and the possibility of practicing it in everyday life, and to highlight in particular the idea of love as a force for social justice. -To communicate a sense of personal strength and empowerment by actively learning from each other and beginning to define how participants can apply their learning in service to society. This course will explore the concept of agape love (compassion/kindness) as a force for social justice and action and as the inspiration for service and the application of knowledge to positive social change. Biological, psychological, religious, and social perspectives of love will be discussed, drawing on the expertise of people from a variety of disciplines. During the six-week course, the following topics will be raised and discussed: kinds of love/defining love; non-violent communication; love and the biology of the brain; love as a basic concept of religious and ethical beliefs (e.g., Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Gandhian); love applied in action, and poetic expressions of love as a social force. This curriculum aims to foster a sense of the importance of love as a key phenomenon in creating community, connection, and functional societies among humans. Course materials will draw from a variety of sources. One of the goals of the class is to provide participants with some knowledge of the literature of love, and readings for the course are listed in the outline of the course on the pages that follow....

Top reviews


Jun 17, 2021

Excellent concepts, theoretical models and practical applications of social justice work in educational institutions, business and non-profit and health care settings. Anindita Ganguly, Ph.D.


Oct 31, 2019

I learned to find ways to look at how ordinary and mundane moments can be lived extraordinarily. This made me radically change my perspective on love and living life fully.

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By Paula B

Jan 22, 2018

One of the most well prepared and relavant courses with direct application that I have taken.

By Peggy B

Nov 4, 2021

i found the journey of this course rich, enlightening and heart-expanding. Thank you!

By Nora M

May 20, 2021

Really enjoyed this course and the professor seemed awesome in all of her videos!

By Frida G O C Z

Dec 10, 2020

A wonderful course to learn new ideas about how to make the world a better place.

By Morgan J

Oct 5, 2020

Loved this course. I think it should be a required class as a general requisite.

By Sham S

Feb 1, 2022

Love is the most powerful tool to change this world for betterment of humanity.

By Alida C

Aug 2, 2018

A great way to productively listen and understand other's views and opinions!

By Mayara d P O

Apr 10, 2022

Excellent! I learn a lot with this course. It help me to be a better person.

By Magdalena

Sep 21, 2019

Useful in private and professional life. I am very grateful for this cours.

By Ana M S A P

Jul 19, 2021

A unique experience. Everyone should have the honor of taking this course!

By Ayu M

Jul 7, 2019

very good lectures, reading sources and links. The topic is fascinating

By Danai A

Dec 7, 2021

A truly life-altering course that brings things into perspective.

By Clubinho d M

May 12, 2021

Eu amei participar dess curso, tenho certeza que cresci muto.

By Doha A

Apr 27, 2020

so grateful .. feeling positive and more kind, Thank You !!

By Paulo

Dec 7, 2017

Excellent course to develop skills to practice agape love.

By Dawn R

May 26, 2020

Exceptional ideas, examples, resources, and energy.


Oct 2, 2017

Excellent and Relevant course. Thanks so much!

By Pamela M

Mar 30, 2020

Great course, well designed, very inspiring...


Apr 9, 2018

one of finest course i hve ever come across

By Amy ( Q

Mar 5, 2018

A little difficult, but it worths learning.

By olivia l

Jan 3, 2021

great course, it really opens perspectives

By Ma. N L D L

Jun 7, 2020

I like how every aspect of love is covered

By Donna S

Mar 28, 2018

Excellent course, and just what I needed!

By Bianca M C

May 24, 2020

Deep, beautiful. It is totally worth it.

By Rishita M

Jul 14, 2020

I realized the importance of self love.