This dynamic learning environment aims to equip the church to engage the contemporary world in justice, peacemaking and reconciliation. Through a mixture of live lectures, discussion groups and assigned homework, this introductory course will particularly focus on a Christlike and prophetic response to the interrelated issues of climate breakdown, violence and conflict and racial injustice. This course is a partnership between Leeds School of Theology and Lighthouse West Yorkshire following the success of the Mission, Theology & Ministry for the Margins course.
Admission for our 2022-3 course is currently closed. Register interest for our upcoming course starting in September 2023 here
Discipleship and Justice
Jesus & the Peaceable Kingdom
Christian Hope and Forgiveness : Keys to Healing in a Hurting World
Tending the Garden: A Biblical Theology of Creation
Enacting the Kingdom in a World of Climate Breakdown
Every Tribe and Every Tongue: Racial Reconciliation
Speaking Truth to Power: An Exploration of the OT Prophets
The Eagle and the Lamb: Revelation’s Call to Allegiance
Faith in the Public Square: Christian Activism and Prophetic Witness
Rev’d Jon Swales MBE lives in Leeds and is married with 4 children. He heads up Lighthouse and serves as a Team Vicar at St George’s Leeds. Jon also teaches Old Testament at St Hild Theological College and, as an activist, has participated in and led a number of peaceful protests, actions, and vigils for the climate and ecological emergency. Jon is passionate for the church, within the context of climate breakdown, to wake up to its calling to be the justice-shaped people of God.
Katie Dowds is Senior Pastor at Lighthouse, a Christian community for those who have been battered and bruised by the storms of life. A contemplative activist and passionate communicator, she sits on the Advisory Board at JustLove and has led seminars and performed spoken word poetry at national conferences such as Soul Survivor, Proximity and ISAAC. She really loves Jesus and is hungry to see his Kingdom come.
We are excited to be able to offer this course to people nationwide. The course will be delivered fully online via Zoom, all you need is a device and an internet connection. Each month the online content will consist of a mixture of live-lecturers, pre-recorded video resources, reading material and conversations between tutors and other practitioners working with those on the margins.
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The course costs £210 for the year.