The online Master of Arts in Peace & Social Justice with a concentration in Interfaith Action degree program is available from Claremont Lincoln University. This emerging specialty emphasizes critical skills and perspectives from beyond the religious and/or theological disciplines so that it can be effective in post-secular contexts. With the increasing presence of religion-based conflict and tension between sacred and secular opinion-formers in the public sphere, this liberal arts program helps students develop the social, religious, and political perspectives; collaborative engagement; and self-reflection skills needed to become interfaith ambassadors. The curriculum focuses on exploring and interpreting religion in relation to structures of power and privilege and in the context of cultural, political, and economic histories as well as the evolving literacy of major religious traditions and cultural identities. You will study religio-cultural identities and learn to resolve moral-based conflicts in ways that are non-defensive, confident, and respectful. Graduates have the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leadership in global communities or organizations, can analyze and interrogate categories of religion while interpreting the evolving role of religious and secular traditions in the public sphere, and can design and implement high-impact strategies in leadership action plans for social change.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
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