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.
RSFT 8405 Faith-Rooted Organizing relates to these thresholds: Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement (1) and Prophetic Witness and Work (2) and to these competencies for UU Ministerial Fellowshipping: Spiritual Development for Self and Others (3) and Social Justice in the Public Square (4).
Maximum Enrollment: 15
If you are a non-degree seeking student or would like to take only this course, please register as a Special Student (non-degree seeking student). For more information, visit: https://www.sksm.edu/academics/how-to-register-for-a-starr-king-school-course/ or schedule an appointment with Matthew Waterman, the Director of Admissions, to learn more about this class, admissions, or becoming a Special Student at Starr King School for the Ministry.