Power, Organizations, and Movements

Session: Spring
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: MON
Time: 2:10pm-5:00pm
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Approval Required: No

ECO Core

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The rationale of this synchronous, online course is to engage the interdependence of internal and collective power in contributing to organizations, movements, regeneration, and liberation. The course will explore specific approaches to social change through various perspectives of power, organization, and movement. This includes the phenomena that contribute to and are perpetuated by interlocking patterns of domination. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their connection to collective liberation by: studying power, organizations, and movements; working with concrete tools and practices that deepen internal, interpersonal, and institutional relationships with power and social change; reflecting upon the wisdom of spiritual and secular sources; and collaborating in the equitable cultivation of community. Students will be expected to complete readings, responsibilities, case-studies, reflections, and a final group project, all of which contribute to the collective wisdom of the class.

MDiv and MASC students. Relates to SKSM Thresholds: 2. Prophetic Witness and Work 4. History of Dissenting Traditions and the Theological Quest 6. Theology in Culture and Context and MFC Comps: 3. Spiritual Development for Self and Others 5. Administration 7. Leads the faith into the future.