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: DP3030S
Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit Discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Proposing College: Stirling Theological CollegeShow when this Unit is running
Articulate theological foundations for a ministry of reconciliation and presence with First Nation Australians and in other personal and social relationships;
Describe critical causes and effects of relational breakdown in personal and social contexts;
Evaluate the gifts and challenges involved in the ministry of reconciliation with First Nation Australians and in other personal and social relationships;
Critically evaluate practices that foster and sustain a ministry of reconciliation and presence across Australia;
30 points in Field D and 15 points in Field B and 15 points in Field C
Lectures, seminars, tutorial, spiritual exercises.
Seminar Paper: 2000 words
Essay: 3000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-17 13:39:59 +1000