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Fall 2013-14

Winter 2013-14

TR513 Theology & Spitirutality of Nonviolence (Stoltzfus)
This course will explore nonviolence as a distinct set of scriptural, philosophical, and theological conversations throughout Christian history, also informed by broader religious traditions.  At the same time, we will deepen our engagement with nonviolence as a spirituality—a rhythm of transformative practices involving personal, inter-personal, and communal lifestyles.  Finally, we will employ nonviolence as a resource for social analysis and strategy in the organization of people’s movements.  In the classroom, we will engage in exercises derived from best practices in current nonviolence training; investigate experiments in nonviolence such as the Civil Rights Movement, People Power in the Philippines, the Occupy Movement, and the Arab Spring; and critically engage with the impact of nonviolence on our understandings of the meaning of Jesus, the concept of God, and the nature of liberative empowerment for social change.
Justice & Peace Studies Concentration elective, pending approval
Prerequisites: none

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