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. To continue community dialogue, course alumni are invited to attend future sessions free of cost.
This course will explore a variety of perspectives on peace theology and social justice by drawing on examples and lessons from the Scriptures, Christian history, and real life circumstances. We will explore themes such as pacifism and nonviolence, ‘just’ peacemaking vs. just war, love of enemies, reconciliation, and inner peace, among others as they appear in various theological categories.
The course will seek to answer questions such as:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Dates: Mondays from
July 3rd - August 7th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bank Building at 63 W. Main St. in Madison Square
Registration Deadline: May 22, 2023
Includes online course modules, textbook, materials, and teaching.
Alumni are welcome to return for free to continue the dialogue with new people!