Every year thousands of people are displaced from their place of origin by forced situations such as climate disruption, war, starvation, political persecution, or discrimination due to their sexual orientation. This course aims to explore the complex situations that forced im/migrants face and the particularities of their situations. Specifically, it looks at how religious leaders and activists can accompany and care for these im/migrants and support their agency and resilience.
The course includes an immersion journey to Tijuana (March 25-29) in which we will, as a class, interact with forced om/migrants who can tell us their stories and give us tools to seek social justice and peace.
Relates to SKSM Thresholds 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8. and MFC Comps 2, 3, 4 & 7.
Intended Audience: MA, Mdiv, MASC, Ph.D. with additional coursework
Evaluation method: 1 reflection paper, weekly class participation in a discussion forum, individual presentation on a final project
Limit: 12 participants