Ethics has been described as “an art of doing the work our souls must have” (Emilie M. Townes). This course introduces diverse methods of moral decision-making to religious leaders. Using on-line tools and live web-based video sessions, students engage concepts and tools related to the opportunities and challenges of prophetic moral leadership in congregations, organizations, and society. The class gathers weekly via Zoom to build moral community, reflect on readings, and apply concepts to case studies. It is open to both high- and low-residence students who have consistent access to technology requirements. Evaluation is based on participation, writing improvement, and a group case study analysis project. Geared toward students early in their program who wish to build skills and habits for graduate-level academic reading, thinking and writing. Peer support and opportunities for practice are integrated into the weekly schedule.
Relates to SKSM Threshold 2 and fulfills a required course for MFC Competency 4.
This course is synchronous on Zoom and counts as low residency.