Can religion exist without dogma? This course will explore modern religious and spiritual groups whose identity and practice is based on covenant (a mutually agreed upon way of being in community with other human beings and the earth) instead of creed (a statement of shared belief). Each meeting will focus on a different religious (or nonreligious!) group, including humanism, spiritual atheism, Reconstructionist Judaism, and Unitarian Universalism. Some reading will be required before the beginning of class; readings are TBA but a list of reading will be sent to registered students.