LDS 508 Public Witness and Community Partnership
Faculty: C. Anthony Hunt, Ph.D., E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies (Profile)
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course provides an examination of different forms of religious engagement in the public square, different pathways of religious institutions’ (churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.) influence in public, political and community life, and different partnerships forged creatively that cross “sacred/secular” divisions in order to address social problems, foster societal transformation, and strengthen the common good. Through exposure to historical and current examples of religious institutions engaging with social challenges in settings around the world, the course equips students with theological frameworks and effective strategies for public witness and community partnerships for the sake of societal transformation.