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Gender Violence and Reconciliation

3 Credits

SOC 655

This course addresses gender violence from a global, structural, and Christian theological perspective. Gender violence is defined in legal, psychological, and spiritual language that provides a description of the problem and a framework for addressing this important issue. The course will provide an analysis of current theories, practices, and leadership strategies. Topics include gender violence as an international human rights issue, the responsibility of the church in its prophetic role to provide a response, and exploring the possibilities of creative responses with the goal of gender reconciliation. The objective is to develop leaders who help create a cultural and theological shift that recognizes the dignity and equality of both women and men.