Social Justice Minor

Demonstrate the presence of God’s Kingdom on earth by responding to issues created by human injustice such as racism, oppression, human trafficking, and persecution. Students examine biblical perspectives of justice and historical patterns of injustice as well as the Church’s historical and contemporary response to injustice. This minor prepares a student to work in partnership with others in intercultural environments to bring Kingdom principles to bear on issues of injustice in the world today.

Social Justice Minor Objectives

  1. Define issues of human injustice and the cultural and worldview issues which contribute to their cause and perpetuation.
  2. Describe the contrast between humanistic approaches and Kingdom approaches to human injustice.
  3. Describe historical and contemporary responses of the Church to issues of social injustice.
  4. Describe Kingdom-oriented opportunities and approaches to dealing with injustice in intercultural settings.
  5. Define and apply issues of partnership and collaboration to discover solutions to injustice.

Social Justice Courses

The student must complete all of the following courses and fulfill at least 6 credits of practicum in a related field during the Global Internship.

  • Introduction to Social Justice (2 cr.)
  • God’s Heart for the Jewish People (2cr.)
  • Responding to Human Trafficking (2cr.)
  • Welcoming the Stranger (2cr.)
  • Responding to Crisis and Suffering (2cr.)
  • Children at Risk (2cr.)
  • Community Development in the City (2 cr.)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (2 cr.)
  • Appropriate Technology (2 cr.)

Learn More On Your Global Internship

  • Working with children at risk (all sites)
  • Working with underprivileged populations (all sites)
  • Working with victims of abuse (Thailand, Indonesia)
  • Working with victims of human trafficking (Thailand, Indonesia, France)
  • Working with refugee/immigrant/displaced persons ministries (Thailand, Indonesia, Kenya, France)
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