Religion and Economic Justice
Economic realities and faith traditions are closely related. Economic realities shape religious experiences, images, and practices at their core, even though this is often overlooked. Likewise, religion influences economics, providing both support and critique. The concentration on religion and economic justice is designed to investigate these interrelations and to address both the problems and the potential emerging at the intersection of religion and economics. Aspects include growing inequality as well as alternatives such as participatory economies and economic democracy, keeping in mind the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class.
Understand and investigate how economics, theology, and religion shape and influence each other.
Engage economic thought and practice in relation to the history of Christian and other faith traditions in terms of similarities and differences.
Analyze situations of economic injustice and develop viable alternatives informed by faith traditions in the context of the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class.
Required Courses: None.
Additional Requirements: None
Praxis Options: Encourage students to pursue a field education internship. Students may also satisfy this requirement with a designated theory-praxis course.
6848 Rieger Theology, Economics, and Labor (Riverbend)
7127 SFT Liberation Ethics
NEW Snarr Models of Interfaith Engagement
5220 Joranko Social Action in the City*
7120 Snarr Modern Christian Political Thought*