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The Micah Mandate

This unit examines selected biblical texts on the themes of poverty, wealth, justice and compassion as a way of exploring Christian responses to the needs of marginalised people in a globalised world. It will examine the situations of the global poor, refugees and asylum seekers, and analyse the implications of climate change on vulnerable communities. It will introduce the themes of power, trade, debt, gender, advocacy, creation care, and the role of NGOs. There will be a focus on the potential of the church as an agent of transformation, with particular reference to a current advocacy campaign. The unit is jointly offered by Whitley College, Melbourne School of Theology, Stirling College (formerly Churches of Christ Theological College) and Eastern College Australia in association with TEAR Australia.

Code
DM2031W
Level
Undergraduate
Discipline
Missiology (DM)
Field
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Prerequisites
Nil
Location
TEAR, Blackburn   view location >
Faculty
Steve Bradbury
Class Time
One week intensive (5 days) TEAR, Blackburn