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RSFT 2300. Faith-Based Community Organizion. (1.5).

In this course participants will explore the basic arts and tools of faith-based community organizing from a biblical and faith-tradition perspective, through a racial equity lens. The course will deal with attitudes and behaviors around building and exercising public power, cultivating justice-centered relationships, developing leaders, working with interfaith and non-faith-based partners, taking public action, and changing public policy and institutional and corporate practices to reflect the just and beloved community God intends. The course will draw upon and integrate students' knowledge gained in previous courses in theology, ethics, Bible, and practical theological disciplines. This course prepares participants to lead ministries that work for justice using the disciplines of community organizing. [Scheduling Note: Intensive taught May 21-25 9:00am-1:30pm with afternoon and evening group homework: MW 1:30-5:00pm, TTH 1:30-3:00pm, 6:00-8:00pm, F 1:30-3:00pm].