Islam, Judaism and Christianity have points of intersection and yet each of these major religions increasingly are targets of politics and politicians. Meanwhile Sikh people are caught up in this turmoil as well. Join ACC’s Great Discussions course, “Religion, Refugees and Reactions” to learn more about these topics and better understand the on-going immigration debate. What are the current immigration laws and what is the current process? What is the difference between an immigrant and a refugee? Asnuntuck Community College is experimenting with a course that has academic students and continuing education students in a single seminar. The rigor for academically enrolled students is significantly higher but also seeks to empower students to lead discussions and delve deeper into each of these topics. Meanwhile, the combined class will bring community and academic interests together for more meaningful conversations. Combining these constituents has the potential to benefit both groups. An eight week course built around experts in each of these areas, Great Discussions seeks to help establish a foundation to better understand what is happening in our communities, our nation, and our world. Great Discussions will feature six speakers whose expertise in these areas promises an informed and interesting conversation. It will also reserve time for questions and conversations between participants and speakers. Great Discussions: Religion, Refugees and Reactions begins Wednesday, September 6th, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. and runs through October 25th. To register for the Continuing Education Course call Jessica at ACC 860.253.3066. Students interested in registering for the academic credit course please visit or myCommNet for more information. This community based program is expected to fill quickly. If you have questions please email Professor Elle Van Dermark at
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