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 movements, ranging from Black Lives Matter to climate justice. 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.
Relates to SKSM Threshold #1: Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement and #2: Prophetic Witness and Work. Relates to MFC Competency #4: Social Justice in the Public Square.
This course meets online and is asynchronous on Zoom.