Weekly coursework, dialogue, and community collaboration using an accessible six-week online curriculum through the Institute of Religion, Peace, and Justice is offered to inspire Kingdom of God activism for peace in our local community. The online component (about 3 hours of weekly study) will be completed prior to weekly meetings. Meetings will include contemplative prayer practice, facilitated discussion of coursework (book, videos, audio lectures, articles), and practical collaboration for strategy as peacebuilders within our local community.
This course will focus on Peace as a major NT theme, examining the life, teachings and cruciform enthronement of the Prince of Peace, the content and implications of the gospel of peace (atonement and reconciliation), exploration of the apostolic tension of obedience and resistance to Empire, and a Lamb-centered cipher to the book of Revelation.
The course will seek to answer questions such as:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Dates: Thursday evenings,
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bank Building at 63 W. Main St. in Madison Square
Includes online coursework, book, and 6 weekly guided meetings.