The concentration on Social Justice and Reconciliation is for individuals who want to focus their ministry on the issue of social justice and reconciliation. Following the prophetic tradition, the peace and reconciliation works of faith communities, and the organizing and social activism of social movements, this concentration provides an opportunity for individuals to gain a solid theological, ethical, and socio-political grounding on the matter of social justice and reconciliation. Moreover, through this concentration individuals will acquire a wide array of practical skills and develop competencies that are direly needed for the work social justice, peace, and reconciliation.
- Foundational course
- Thesis (M.A.)
- Topic must focus on theology and ethics of social justice and/or reconciliation (6 cr)
- Elective courses
- M.A., M.A.R.L.: Three electives (9 cr)
- M.Div.: Four electives (12 cr)
- Elective courses may be selected from those approved for this concentration, or students may ask a faculty member to include a track in another course that explicitly addressed one or more of the concentration educational outcomes (faculty have discretion to decide if tracking is appropriate for a given course). If the faculty member agrees, some course readings and/or assignments would be tailored to allow the course to meet a concentration elective requirement; this would be noted on the student’s registration form.