DENVER – Interest in Justice and Peace Studies continues to grow among students in the United States and around the world. To respond to this global interest, The Iliff School of Theology is launching a new certificate in this area of study and practice.
Iliff’s certificate in Justice & Peace Studies offers an interdisciplinary program that draws from theology, ethics, philosophy, and the social sciences with an emphasis on three related content areas: food justice, the environment, and globalization. Courses cover theories, methods and concrete issues of Justice & Peace such as peace-building, war, violence, politics, economics, and criminal justice, as well as aspects of international development, public policy processes, and the role of social change movements. Students take four justice & peace-related courses to complete the certificate.
“By providing leadership and development opportunities for learning inside and outside of the classroom, Iliff offers students a program rich in the ideals of justice, peace and social change. The certificate provides opportunities to learn on and off campus, as well as online,” said Edward Antonio, director of Justice & Peace Programs and the Dean of Diversities, Iliff School of Theology. “Students will link theory to action in their studies by engaging a wide range of complex issues on eating and food, ‘ethical analysis and advocacy,’ food scarcities, ‘women, war and religion,’ environmental justice, and globalization.”
In addition, the Justice and Peace Program will include several global immersion trips that will expand students’ understanding of the complexities of justice and peace issues. This includes a trip to Zimbabwe and South Africa in the Fall of 2013.
The certificate will be available starting January 2013. Prospective students interested in enriching their understanding through the certificate program can find additional information at http://www.iliff.edu/index/learn/degrees-certificates/.
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The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school related to the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions. Founded in 1892, the school provides several degree programs, including a Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of Denver.
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