Ecological Regeneration Concentration
The Ecological Regeneration concentration equips students in the Master of Arts in Public Ministry (MAPM) and Master of Divinity (MDiv) degrees with capacities for eco-theological reflection, moral analysis through multiple critical perspectives, environmental project design from integrated systems approaches, place-based pastoral ministry for socio-ecological repair, and leadership in organizing for public environmental justice.
- (THEO-620) Ecological Theology: God and Creation in Travail | Next Offering: Fall 2020, Fall 2022
- (CL-620) Faith in Place: Organizing for Environmental Justice | Next Offering: Spring 2021, Spring 2023
- (ETH-657) Regenerative Ethics: Theory, Design, Practice | Next Offering: Fall 2021, Fall 2023
- (CL-621) Earth Ministry for Ecological Renewal | Next Offering: Spring 2022, Spring 2024
- Commensal Theology: Faithful Eating for a New Creation
- Chiapas, Mexico: Liberation, Autonomy, Interdependence
- Ethics of Hope in an Age of Crisis
- Oikos of God: Economy & Ecology in Global Household
Additional Curricular Opportunities
In addition to course offerings at Garrett, students may also enroll in classes at Northwestern University and any of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) in the Chicago area.
Students in both the MAPM and MDiv degrees may choose to orient their field education requirements around an ecological focus. Past examples have included working with rural congregations on climate adaptation, designing spiritual retreat opportunities to facilitate affective/emotional responses to environmental crisis, and partnering with a local non-profit re-use warehouse, which provides education and job training for vulnerable populations.