PILGRIMAGES AND DIVERSITY: Celebrating and Uniting
“New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.” (McKinsey Global Institute).
For some people, a pilgrimage is to a special place to think, recharge or reconnect with a place of significance, to bring balance to our lives. A trip to the beach or the mountains, a visit to Grandma’s or a great camping trip could all qualify. Maybe it isn’t even a physical journey but something emotional, romantic, professional, secular or spiritual.
Consider some of the different motives, practices and goals of the Muslim Hajj and the Medieval Christian pilgrimages.
- Describe a journey you have taken in your life that was like a pilgrimage and compare how its motives, practices and goals were like you described from the Muslim and Christian traditions described in the assigned resources.
- In your opinion is there a value to spiritual and mental release for those you might work with or supervise in the workplace? Briefly explain.
- See the â€œWould you Like to Know More?â€ videos on Islam and the Crusades.
- Chapters 9 (pp. 288-292; Muslim Hajj); and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM81wroj_MQ
- Chapter 10 (pp. 338-345; Medieval Christian pilgrimage); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCDUl04lfLs ;https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/latin-western-europe/romanesque1/a/pilgrimage-routes-and-the-cult-of-the-relic