The unit will provide students with a comprehensive exposure to Christian Social Teaching (principally Catholic) in relation to Indigenous Peoples. The main focus is the Australian context and to the issues relating to Aboriginal Australians. Relevant ecclesial, biblical and theological writings addressing indigenous social issues will be considered. Topics under discussion include: the human person, justice and reconciliation, history, land, and church involvement with indigenous people.
Trace the development of the church’s social teaching relating to key indigenous themes.
Show evidence of competence and discernment in the use of relevant resource material.
Examine ecclesial, theological and biblical texts, exploring implications for the church’s teaching and practice relating to indigenous peoples.
Present orally, in a clear, convincing and engaging manner, the topic chosen for research.
Produce a critical analysis and response to the impact of the church’s social teaching on indigenous peoples, especially Aboriginal Australians (Level 3).
Pre-requisites: CH/DT 2230Y Catholic Social Thought in Australia & Overseas OR 18 points in DM or DT
Interactional; lectures; additional audio/visual input; discussion. Cultural awareness and knowledge, as well as critical linguistic and literary skills provide the respectful, interactive pedagogy for this Unit. (Delivery includes visit to Aboriginal Catholic Ministry).
|Seminar or Tutorial||
Tutorial presentation 1000 words
Essay 3000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-13 10:14:24 +1100