ECO-Feminism and Indigenous Wisdom

Session: Spring
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2021 - 2022
Approval Required: No

This course explores the intersections of environmental justice, gender, and race, through a feminist and indigenous lens. Our readings and class discussions interrogate the impact of colonialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression, on ecological devastation. Centering indigenous/feminist voices and grounded in Liberation Theology, the course addresses the ethical dimensions of environmental justice work and provides examples of spiritual practices that challenge notions of personhood and human rights.

Relates to Thresholds 4 and 6 and MFC Competenyc 7. Format: Lecture/Discussion; Evaluation Method: Class attendance, class participation, weekly reflection papers, and final class presentation.

Intended Audience: MDiv; MA/MTS, DMin, PhD.

[10 max enrollment; Auditors excluded]

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa