Spiritual Care In An Age of #BlackLivesMatter (CCS-533)

Course Details:

This is a course that defines for students, “What is spiritual care in an age of #BlackLivesMatter?” This course teaches students proficiency in facilitating trauma-informed care to African American youth and young adults who have been directly or indirectly victimized by state-sanctioned violence. Students will also gain historical knowledge of how state-sanctioned violence and death of notable Black youth and young adults has spurred momentous social justice movements. Students will reflect on and gain self-awareness of how their unique pastoral identity, strengths and growing edges have been impacted by traumas they’ve experienced in life. Lastly, this course offers students insight on how particular Christian biblical passages are laced in trauma and what liberation-focused theological strategies can be utilized when preaching and teaching from these sacred texts in congregational settings.

[Course is closed to auditors]

Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAC – Chaplaincy Elective
MAC – Islamic Chaplaincy Elective

Special Note: This course is offered via an agreement with the Center for Chaplaincy Studies, and enrollment is limited to MA in Chaplaincy Students. Please visit  https://www.hartfordinternational.edu/global-community-partnerships/center-chaplaincy-studies for additional information and registration instructions.

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