Content

This unit explores the possibilities and challenges of growing into agents of reconciliation in Australia today. It will examine:

  • Theological foundations for a ministry of presence and reconciliation today;
  • Key causes and effects of relational breakdown and dysfunction in Australia, including between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians;
  • Gifts and challenges of engaging in forgiveness and reconciliation with First Nation Australians, and in wider personal and social relationships;
  • The art of fostering justice, truth, mercy and peace in the church and society;
  • Personal and communal resources for sustaining a ministry of presence and reconciliation across diverse contexts in Australia.

Unit Code: DP9730S

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe theological foundations for a ministry of reconciliation and presence with First Nation Australians and in other personal and social relationships;

2.

Analyse critical causes and effects of relational breakdown in personal and social contexts;

3.

Evaluate the gifts and challenges involved in the ministry of reconciliation with First Nation Australians and in other personal and social relationships;

4.

Critically evaluate practices that foster and sustain a ministry of reconciliation and presence across Australia;

5.

Apply research to communicate the possibilities and challenges of promoting forgiveness and reconciliation for a specific context in Australia.

Unit sequence:

AIFC’s Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) or 15 points in Field D and 15 points in Field B and 15 points in Field C

Pedagogy

Tutorials, posts, presentation of seminar papers

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Research Project: 3000 words

50.0

Essay: 3000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-25 10:59:34 +1000