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NAIITS (Indigenous studies)

Explore theology, history and the practice of ministry from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and world Indigenous perspectives.

Traditionally, Indigenous people did not talk about spirituality or faith, nor did they build complex theologies. They simply lived what they believed. It was expected that one would live in such a way as to acknowledge and honour their Creator. Theology was practice!

In the 21st century, much has changed. We still focus our energies on helping people walk out life in a good way. Now however, it is a path centered in the person, work, life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus that is also rooted in Indigenous cultures and histories. Whether in the development of new theologies or in our forums for dialogue and teaching, it is this understanding that we speak of as our path toward wholeness.

In these units, you are invited to:

We are proud to be offering introductory units again in 2019, as well as introducing new units for continuing students. Indigenous and non-Indigenous people are welcome to study these units.

NAIITS units available Semester 2, 2019 (Online only)

In these online units you will connect with instructors and students in North America, Australia, the Philippines, and possibly other parts of the world, participating in learning experiences via technology such as Zoom and Moodle.

These semester 2 units run from Monday 12 August (learning commences) to Friday 29 November (submission of final assessment tasks).

NAIITS units available in Semester 1, 2019