This Certificate Offers: a cohort-based, online trans-continental curriculum which empowers participants to cultivate moral, spiritual, and practical power for leadership in the work of climate justice in communities of faith and in collaboration with others. Topics covered include: theology, ethics, and spirituality related to climate justice; climate change knowledge; and social change practices that connect ecological well-being with racial, economic, and gender justice.
Time commitment: 2-4 hrs/wk of independent work and interactive virtual communications from September 2022 – May 2023. Participants are expected to join live, hour-long Zoom sessions every other week for 15 weeks in the Fall and again in the Spring. Proficiency in English is required for this opportunity, as classes and cohort meetings will be conducted in English. All will be encouraged to stay networked for at least 24 months after completion of the course.
For updated information and a detailed list of participant expectations visit: https://centerforclimatejusticeandfaith.org/programs/certificate-in-climate-justice-and-faith/
Tuition: $600. A limited number of tuition support (up to $550) is available.
This certificate program strives to draw on the benefits of a diverse group of people coming together to explore Climate Justice issues who offer a spectrum of perspectives and life experiences. Questions about your identity are asked in order to ensure we offer all participants the opportunity to learn from a wide-variety of people. We appreciate any/all information you feel comfortable sharing.
Expectations of Participants
- Two-four hours of independent work per week for each 15-week semester.
- Engagement in 2 hours of scheduled Zoom meetings with their cohort every month.
- Participation and collaboration with local initiatives, congregations, and/or groups (especially by the Spring semester) to ensure context-based practice of the concepts discussed in the Fall semester.
- Willingness to take on the work of climate justice as a spiritual practice within their spheres of influence.
Participants will be better prepared to:
- Lead congregations and other groups in developing or deepening climate justice work in their context.
- Practice climate justice work as a spiritual practice, and lead others in doing so.
- Recognize and address intersections of climate change with racial, economic, and gender-based inequity, and intersections of ecological well-being with racial, economic, and gender justice.
- Articulate biblical, ethical, theological, and spiritual grounding for climate justice.
- Articulate and employ a practical theo-ethical framework for building a more ecologically sustainable and socially equitable society.
- Access key resources of the scientific community related to climate change.
- Collaborate with interfaith and community partners on climate justice.
- Practice hope in the face of the climate crisis.
For more information, visit: https://centerforclimatejusticeandfaith.org/programs/certificate-in-climate-justice-and-faith/
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