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Iliff to Launch New Justice and Peace Certificate Program

November 26, 2012


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— Justice and Peace Studies Offers Unique Course Options —

DENVER – Interest in Justice and Peace Studies continues to grow among students in the United States and around the world. To respond to this global interest, The Iliff School of Theology is launching a new certificate in this area of study and practice.

Iliff’s certificate in Justice & Peace Studies offers an interdisciplinary program that draws from theology, ethics, philosophy, and the social sciences with an emphasis on three related content areas: food justice, the environment, and globalization. Courses cover theories, methods and concrete issues of Justice & Peace such as peace-building, war, violence, politics, economics, and criminal justice, as well as aspects of international development, public policy processes, and the role of social change movements. Students take four justice & peace-related courses to complete the certificate.

“By providing leadership and development opportunities for learning inside and outside of the classroom, Iliff offers students a program rich in the ideals of justice, peace and social change. The certificate provides opportunities to learn on and off campus, as well as online,” said Edward Antonio, director of Justice & Peace Programs and the Dean of Diversities, Iliff. “Students will link theory to action in their studies by engaging a wide range of complex issues on eating and food, ‘ethical analysis and advocacy,’ food scarcities, ‘women, war and religion,’ environmental justice, and globalization.”

In addition, the Justice and Peace Program will include several global immersion trips that will expand students’ understanding of the complexities of justice and peace issues. This includes a trip to Zimbabwe and South Africa in the Fall of 2013.

The certificate will be available starting Jan. 2013. Prospective students interested in enriching their understanding through the certificate program can find additional information at


The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school related to the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions. Founded in 1892, the school provides several degree programs, including a Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of Denver.

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Dr. Wilson Mugambi Marimi on January 22, 2016
Justice, Righteousness and Peace walk together. If one is one step behind chaos and anarchy set in. It is the issue of Mishpat, Heshed and Shalom. Lliff is doing a fantastic job.

Peter Ashelman on January 05, 2013
Agree about the need - it's actually critical to human survival! Spent 6 years with my family working in Africa training for rural development, and with my wife 10 years teaching in China. I was led to ILIFF.EDU from reading: Dreaming America: forty years after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the "Beyond Vietnam" speech, what does it mean for America today? A conversation with historian and scholar Vincent G. Harding. by Rose Marie Berger* Source = * Rose Marie Berger is an associate editor of Sojourners. Her interview with Vincent Harding can be found on . For more on Harding, visit . ** COPYRIGHT 2007 Sojourners **This Web site pointed me to the Iliff School of Theology. Peter

Wilson Mugambi on December 29, 2012
This is a needed course as needs continues to grow all over the world.