Course Memo

This course is an introduction to peace education and peace building approaches. The content draws upon multiple faith perspectives and peace education scholarship. Definitions, theory, skills, and practices will be covered that are relevant for religious and interreligious leaders, educators, members of faith communities as well as members of secular society. MDiv, MA/MST students will learn various models and aspects of peace education and discern relevant applications in their own contexts culminating in designing a peace education plan for implementation. Asynchronous online with 4 optional synchronous meetings times on Friday mornings 10am -noon PST 9/17, 10/8, 11/5 and 12/3. Weekly online reading response posts. Midterm and Final Paper. Relates to Thresholds# 1, 3, 4, 6 & 7 and MFC Competencies #4 & 5. [20 maximum enrolment; Auditors excluded]