Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change (C.S.S.C) (Stackable)
PSR’s Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change offers specialized training for the work of social change-making. Participants come from and prepare for a wide range of socially innovative vocational paths, whether social justice advocacy, community organizing, the visual and performing arts, or congregational leadership. In each of these arenas, effective efforts for social change rely on ongoing personal change and transformation rooted in a practice of spiritual formation. To that end, the C.S.S.C. program combines these key elements for participants:
- Spiritual formation and theological reflection in a cohort of changemakers;
- Leadership skills for critically constructive social analysis;
- Immersive learning and practice with experienced mentors.
The C.S.S.C. program welcomes those who are already engaged in social change as well as those eager to embark on this vocational path. Participants can complete the certificate as a stand-alone program, stack the certificate to the M.A.S.T, M.Div. or M.T.S. programs. In addition to regularly offered required courses, electives and immersion opportunities are designed and arranged through PSR’s Ignite Institute in collaboration with the Office of Community Engaged Learning.