Faith-Rooted Organizing

Session: Spring
Type: Asynchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2020 - 2021
Approval Required: No

This foundational course – applicable to all vocational paths, from community organizing to parish ministry to non-profit leadership to theological scholarship – explores tools, best practices, and multi-religious theologies for faith-rooted organizing for change. Paying close attention to the intersections of social issues, identities, and religious traditions, participants will draw lessons from a diversity of historical and contemporary social movements. Merging the pastoral with the practical, students will learn to articulate their unique faith-rooted organizing style and strategize on how to take concrete, spiritually grounded action in their own congregations and communities. This asynchronous, interactive, multi-faceted course combines multimedia, readings, class discussion, a praxis (action/reflection) component, and more, and is open to all.

Faith-Rooted Organizing relates to these thresholds: Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement (1) and Prophetic Witness and Work (2).

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Faculty: Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward