Spiritual Care as if Oppression Matters
December 2 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm
This seminar course will include readings, reflection, discussion, presentations from and/or
dialog with partners, virtual immersion opportunities, in-class praxis using Zoom breakout
rooms, and a writing project. Students will engage with the theory and practice of spiritual care
within diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts. With a focus on healing, guiding,
sustaining, and reconciling persons, spiritual care is a response to their emotional, relational,
and spiritual needs. This course is designed to deepen students’ awareness and
understanding of spiritual care through consideration of broader contexts including not only
the oppression of individuals but also oppressive systems and structures. Students will
consider and integrate theological, spiritual, psychological, and sociological perspectives and
resources, attending particularly to matters of justice, healing, and wholeness.
Both asynchronous and synchronous engagement will be required.
1.5 credit hours