On-campus social justice seminar for MDiv-MASC students whose studies focus on spiritual direction and chaplaincy. This seminar will include deep self-examination and contextualizing of students’ healing work/ministry using social-ecological and social-dominance theoretical frameworks. Students will discuss ways to engage in their individualized pastoral and spiritual studies while at the same time bringing an anti-oppression, culturally competent understanding of broader societal issues to their understanding. In-person seminars will be flexibly scheduled to dovetail with students’ scheduled chaplaincy and spiritual direction studies. Reading will include chapters and articles offered throughout the semester. Periodic Zoom conversations will take place between the on-campus seminars. Brief integrative reflection papers will be required. This course is high-residency.
Students must contact the instructor via e-email prior to enrolling in order to receive permission to register.
Registration is contingent upon faculty approval.