PO Box 28099
San Diego, CA 92198-0099
Welcome to our virtual classroom where we offer 100 classes each year ranging from history and music to art and science. Our classes are for personal enrichment and are about 1-1/2 hours long.
Classes are conducted via Zoom by specialists in a variety of fields, many of whom are professors or retired professors.
There is a disturbing legacy of violence perpetrated in the name of religion in the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.Dr. John Spencer will first explore the roots of that violence in the sacred scriptures of these religions, examining texts that seem to sanction violence.This will be followed by examples of contemporary acts of violence claimed to be justified by religion. The question then is whether it is possible to move beyond that legacy.To seek an answer to this question, he will challenge the literalistic readings of these scriptures, which are frequently used to rationalize such violence.This will allow the class to see if this connection between religion and violence can be undone. June 22 (Tue) 10 a.m.
The Continuing Education Center at Rancho Bernardo is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1978. For our first 25 years we were part of San Diego State University's Extended Studies Department. In 2003, we became a free-standing, non-profit organization offering 100 classes a year for personal enrichment.
CEC is a non-sectarian and apolitical organization. We offer a platform for the exchange of ideas and do not endorse the views of those who speak in our classes.
Our classes are taught by university professors, retired professors, and experts in various fields.
As with most non-profit organizations, about two-thirds of our operating funds are derived from the generosity of donors. We can't do it without you. Thanks.
Annual memberships are available for $30 for one person and $50 for a family. Sustaining memberships include free classes for the year and cost $200 for one person and $250 for a family. If you would like to join CEC and support our good works, and save money at the same time, just mail a check to: The Continuing Education Center at RB" to the address below.