Forgiveness and Moral Repair

Session: Fall
Type: Asynchronous, Online
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Approval Required: Yes
Download: Course Document

In this asynchronous online class, we will meet people from all over the world, from a variety of religious and cultural traditions, who have practiced forgiveness as a means of healing, reconciliation and/or liberation. We will also explore the concept of moral repair or how we individually and collectively might apologize, repent, and/or make amends after wrong-doing. Through readings, films, and spiritual practice exercises we will develop our forgiveness muscles. We will also explore ways of using forgiveness to strengthen our pastoral, prophetic and public ministries. This class will be experiential and multi-faith, drawing on personal and communal narratives, neuroscience, and psychology. Evaluation will be based on weekly reflections, spiritual practice exercises, and class discussion.

Relates to Thresholds: 5. Spiritual Practice and Care of the Soul 6.Thea/ology in Culture and Context and MFC competencies: 2. Pastoral Care and Presence 3. Spiritual Development for Self and Others.

Max enrollment: 20. Auditors excluded.

Faculty Consent Required. Registration is contingent upon faculty approval.
1. Students will self-enroll in the course to be placed on the waitlist. 2. Complete the required faculty consent questionnaire:

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