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Religion and Conflict Transformation

This course will introduce students to the theology, worldview, and practice of faith-based conflict transformation. It will prepare students to become leaders equipped with basic tools of conflict analysis in families, organizations, communities, and larger systems of oppression. It will provide basic skills for tansforming conflict. Although taught from a Christian tradition, students will be invited to reflect on their own religious and cultural contexts.

This course is archived
Estimated 12 weeks
4–6 hours per week
Self-paced
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Free
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About this course

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Those engaged in faith-based work in religious institutions and nonprofit organizations contend with conflict on many levels: interpersonal, institutional, community and in larger systems of oppression. It is crucial that leaders are equipped with the knowledge and skills to not only navigate conflict, but engage with it as a transformational process.

This course is a response to the experience of destructive conflict in religious institutions and in the world, as well as the experience of religion as both a source of conflict, and a resource for peace.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Students will articulate and practice what is needed to prepare themselves and support others for engaging conflict as a transformational process.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of conflict dynamics in complex systems

  • Students will articulate and practice ways of facilitating conflict transformation

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Who can take this course?

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