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This degree combines study in Eastern Mennonite University’s world-renowned Center for Justice and Peacebuilding with theological and practical preparation for ministry. Those interested in working in conflict transformation and peacebuilding or restorative justice with a ministry focus would be well-suited for this degree.

Degree Requirements

Seminary Core Curriculum

  • FS 501/502 Formation in God’s Story I and II
  • BVOT 511 Old Testament: Text in Context
  • BVNT 512 New Testament: Text in Context
  • CTH 501/512 Christian Tradition I and II
  • FS 601/602 Formation in Ministry I and II
  • CTT 634 Living Theology
  • CM 643 Missio Dei in Cultural Context
  • CTE 702 Christian Ethics
  • 12 hours of Biblical languages or the alternate language track

For the MDiv several integrative courses are included as designated electives.
MDiv- 8-9 SH from these designated electives

  • CM 631 Churches and Social Transformation
  • SMCL 652 Managing Congregational Conflict
  • Anabaptist Studies course or CM 671 United Methodist History

To fulfill 3 SH of MDiv biblical studies requirements, one of these two courses:

  • BVG 541 Biblical Foundations for Justice and Peacemaking
  • CTE 713 Sermon on the Mount: Peace, Justice and the Reign of God
  • PAX 534 and PAX 634 Foundations for Peacebuilding I and II (12 credits)
  • PAX 535 Research Methods for Social Change (3 credits)
  • PAX 682 Practicum (6-9 credits)
  • Skills assessment courses (Choose at least one):
    • PAX 601 Mediation & Negotiation (3 credits)
    • PAX 676 Restorative Justice Practices (3 credits)
    • PAX 588 Nonviolent Mobilization for Social Change (3 credits)
    • PAX 610 Facilitation: Process Design & Skills for Dialogue, Deliberation & Decision-making (3 credits)
  • PAX 534 and PAX 634 Foundations for Peacebuilding I and II (12 credits)
  • PAX 535 Research Methods for Social Change (3 credits)
  • PAX 682 Practicum (6-9 credits)
  • Additional required RJ courses (9 credits):
    • PAX 571 Restorative Justice: Principles, Theories & Applications (3 credits)
    • PAX 676 Restorative Justice Practices (3 credits)
    • PAX 677 Restorative Justice and Whole System Approaches (3 credits)
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