Students link this study with their own spiritual practice and engagement in the world. Guided by faculty who remain connected and engaged in peace-seeking groups and organizations, students will receive experiential training in:

  • Nonviolent action
  • Contemplative practice
  • Ritual
  • Multiculturalism
  • Ecological awareness

By evaluating existing theories and strategies of nonviolent social change, graduates will understand a variety of spiritual approaches to engaged social, political, and environmental activism. They will develop a critical understanding of the relationship between religious and spiritual philosophical approaches and their socio-political implications. Through their work with various organizations, they will be able to apply multiple theories, models, and strategies of nonviolent social change and socially engaged spirituality to real-world contexts.

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.