Theories and Practices of Justice

Session: Spring
Type: Asynchronous with optional Zoom discussions
Units: 3
Days: WED
Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Academic Year: 2024 – 2025
Approval Required: No

ECO Core

This asynchronous course with optional weekly discussion sessions will interrogate our understanding of justice. What theories, paradigms, and practices are we considering, where do they come from, and what is their history? Who do they benefit? What other paradigms and experiences exist within our and other communities and contexts? How do they affect our ability to imagine, ritualize, and co-create a better world? How do they understand human beings in the context of the world and other beings? In this advanced seminar in theo-ethics, we will critically examine the different ways that scholars and grassroots communities have defined and currently define and practice justice. We will engage with national and global scholarships and grassroots community realities. MDiv, and MASC students.

Prerequisite: ECO Core.

Primary Thresholds: 2. Prophetic Witness and Work, 6. Theology in Culture and Context and MFC Competencies: 7. Lead the Faith into the Future, 4. Social Justice in the Public Square.

Requirements: introductory reflection, midterm and final papers/projects; Populi discussions, optional live discussion sessions.

Enrollment max: 20. Auditors excluded.