SCUPE’s newest degree program is designed for those aspiring to affect faith-based, social transformation in communities as well as to those committed to restoring economic equity, social justice, and ecological health, especially with regard to underserved, marginalized, or exploited populations.
The degree is the MASJCD, which stands for the Masters of Arts in Social Justice and Community Development. This cross-denominational program engages students through a faith- and values-based perspective and provides:
- an interdisciplinary foundation in justice theories and religious social teachings
- a comprehensive, integrated curriculum, useful for various career paths in community development and social justice
- practical tools in community organizing, social analysis and change, communication and non-violence, advocacy in public policy, working with volunteers, grant writing, and fundraising
The best way to learn about the possibilities of this degree in your life is to attend the upcoming open house hosted by our partner institution the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Here are details on this opportunity:
You can read more about the connections between social justice and community development in a recent blog posting here by MASJCD program co-director Susan Rans.
Also, stayed tuned for an upcoming SCUPE podcast with the other co-director for the program: Mary Nelson of Bethel New Life.