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2. Concentration in Interfaith Peacebuilding
At UTS, peace education in the religious education context is fundamentally inter-religious, that is, transcending any single religion, race, nation or culture. Furthermore, the knowledge that the religious educator imparts does more than just promote tolerance of the other; it contains within it the impulse towards harmony and peace among all members of the human family.
The curriculum includes components which enable students to: (1) learn universal principles of peacebuilding; (2) examine how religions can either exacerbate or ameliorate conflict; (3) understand the religious “other”; and (4) gain practical skills and experience for peacebuilding and educating for peace. [Learning Outcomes]
The following course requirements apply to all students taking this concentration. Courses listed are for 3 credits unless otherwise noted.
SCR 5151 World Scriptures and World Peace, THE 5132 Unification Theology of Peacebuilding, THE 5141 Ethics and Social Justice in the Age of Globalization, LTR 5513 World Religions and Global Conflict
One elective course in each of two religious traditions other than the student’s own, e.g.: SCR 5131 Hebrew Bible, SCR 5141 New Testament Foundations, THE 5131 Systematic Theology, LTR 5131 Church History, ILTR 5402 Jewish-Christian relations, LTR 5411 Islam, LTR 5421 Confucianism, LTR 5431 Buddhism, LTR 5151 Unification Movement, THE 5631 Divine Principle
Religious Education Curriculum
EDU 5801 Ministerial Self-Discovery (0 credits), EDU 5101 Foundations of Religious Education, EDU 5111, EDU 5112 or EDU 5113 Models of Teaching
One Religious Education elective: (See the list for the Christian Education concentration, above)
One Management elective of the following: MIN 5105 Congregational Development, MGT 5302 Management of Non-Profit Organizations, MGT 5303 Leadership and Organizational Planning, MGT 5304 Leadership in the Social Sector, MGT 5311 Principles of Marketing, MGT 5312 Entrepreneurship, MGT 5331 Human Resource Management, MGT 5401 Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations, MGT 5501 Public Relations, EDU 5190 Religious Education Colloquium
MIN 5190 Field Education Internship (2 credits)