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 focus on peace and violence as Old Testament themes. It will examine the apparent violence of God, as well as the commands for human violence. It will further unpack the prophetic response to the violence, including the prophecies of the Prince of peace and kingdom of peace. And we will examine how Christ, the apostles and the early church responded to these Old Testament texts.
The course will seek to answer questions such as:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Dates: Wednesdays from
Time: 9:000 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Bank Building at 63 W. Main St. in Madison Square
Registration Deadline: June 1
Includes online coursework, book, and 6 weekly guided meetings.