Religions and cultures often have different values. Even when they share the same value, they often mean something quite different by it. This course is designed to introduce students to different religious frames of value and to involve them in wrestling with how to compare and adjudicate different religious ethics with sensitivity and fairness. Ultimately the course seeks to enable students to cultivate the skills necessary to negotiate the different ways of valuing that co-exist in a global world. Major themes explored in a comparative context include: action and agency, obligation and intention, moral authority and diversity.