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Ecological Regeneration Concentration

Stack of books on ecology, theology, and ethics

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. 

Required Courses


Occasional Courses


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.


Field Education

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.