Master’s in Global Development and Justice
The M.A. in Global Development and Justice builds on a foundation of biblical justice and international development with emphasis on compassion initiatives, poverty alleviation, and combating injustices in society. These emphases, coupled with biblical insights and best practices in the field, prepare community leaders, mission Pastors, cross-cultural workers and volunteers in mission, justice and humanitarian aid in local or global contexts. Our curriculum seeks to develop compassionate leaders who are prepared to engage with a plethora of human needs in multicultural contexts today.
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Introduction to Advocacy & Justice Studies
This course examines biblical justice in relation to contemporary issues in both North American and international contexts. Issues such as race, immigration, human trafficking and sexual exploitation, poverty, violence, gender, creation care and human dignity will be considered along with how to advocate for those who are oppressed and marginalized in society.
Conflict, Refugees, and Complex Disasters
Surveys the contributing factors and intervention practices for responding to people impacted by conflict and natural disaster, with emphasis upon the unique needs of refugees and internally displaced persons. The role of the Church and faith-based agencies in responding to these needs is explored.
Topics in Global Development & Justice
Subject matter for this course varies. Each time this course is offered it is further defined with a subtitle. Possible topics include Ministry to Street Children, Human trafficking, HIV/AIDS Crisis or other specialty areas.
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Graduates of the M.A. in Global Development and Justice program will be able to:
Understand theological and biblical foundations for responding to human needs through compassionate care and service.
Analyze socio-cultural and socio-economic perspectives through multi-faceted models that present the means to carry out intercultural communication, relationship building, cross-cultural witness and human solidarity.
Integrate and analyze both historical and contemporary theories and best practices in global development work (including theories of poverty) and justice action with the poor and those suffering from natural catastrophes or other human calamities such as disease, oppression and economic pressures.
Reflect critically on the role of the Church in socio-cultural contexts of oppression, crises and injustice.
Gain leadership skills in non-profit organizational innovation, fundraising and management as essential tools in international development work.
Develop business and professional management skills, which will enable students to develop new creative opportunities for working in sensitive and restricted access countries.
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