Academic Programs

Peace & Justice

Lonnie Valentine
Lonnie Valentine, Trueblood Chair of Christian Thought

Theological education in a Quaker seminary should awaken students’ awareness of and concern for issues of peace and social justice in daily life, both in our local communities and the global village of which we are a part. The Quaker peace witness, conflict resolution, and interfaith dialogue are foundational components of this portion of the curriculum area. Courses in this area include: Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies; the Bible and Violence and Nonviolence; Liberation Theologies; Process Theology, Conflict Resolution; History of Friends’ Peace Witness; and a Spirituality of Peacemaking. Students are encouraged to supplement their course work with involvement in their peace and justice concerns outside class.

Upcoming Courses

For up-to-date listings, see the Academic Services page.

2014 August PJ 298-T Poverty, Empire, and the Bible two-week intensive
2014 Fall P 201-O Conflict Transformation online
2015 January P 228 Religion as a Source of Terror two-week intensive
2015 Spring BS 334 Bible in Global Context residential
2015 Spring TS 366 Liberation Theologies residential
2015 Spring P 273-W Mediation as Social and Spiritual Practice weekends
2015 May BS 356 Women in the Old Testament two-week intensive

Peace & Justice Studies Course Descriptions

Upcoming Conferences

War Tax Resistance Conference, ESR, Nov. 7-9.

Peace Forum

Peace Forum is a weekly lunch and speaker series focusing on diverse peace and justice topics. Links are available to watch webcasts of past forums.