Global Ministries University offers outstanding programs related to Peace Studies, which include a Doctor of Theology, Master of Theology Degree, graduate, undergraduate and mini certificate. These programs contain exceptional courses facilitated by competent instructors from all over the world. Students have the opportunity to explore nonviolence according to various religious cultures, ethics of war and peace in religion, negotiation and mediation for religious leaders, and religious fundamentals of peace building.
TH702 Nonviolence: Spirituality, Theory, & Practice The theory and practice of nonviolence according to various religious philosophies. Instructor: Mary Ann Cejka, Ph.D. - US TH701 Religious Fundamentals of Peace Building An introduction to peace studies surveying theory and philosophy of world religious leaders. Instructor: Mary Ann Cejka, Ph.D. - US TH703 Making Global Peace: Negotiation and Mediation for Religious Leaders A survey of theory and practice in negotiation and mediation for religious leaders working for peace. Instructor: Mary Ann Cejka, Ph.D. - US TH648 Globalization and the Meaning of Islam This course will address the struggle within Islam andtheissues related to the assumed Clash of civilizations. The possibility of a theoretical framework for better alternatives to the “us versus them” paradigm will also be discussed. Instructor: AbdulMawgoud Dardery, Ph.D. US/Egypt
Education for Social TransformationThis course will help participants develop an understanding of the main roots of violence and culminate in a student designed program to shift knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards a culture of peace. Instructor: Shahinaz El Hennawi, M.A.- Egypt
Gender and Peace BuildingDesigned to provide theoretical and practical experiences in the importance of incorporating the gender dimension in peace processes Instructor: Shahinaz El Hennawi, M.A.- Egypt
TH525 Ethics of War and Peace in ReligionThis course provides basic information on ethics of war in the major religions of the world as well as secular points of view. It introduces the student to the basic history and terminology of ethics of war. The Abrahamic traditions along with secular views constitute the main focus of the course. Three of five sections and papers will be based on these views of war and peace. The fourth reading and paper will cover South and East Asian religious ethics of war. The final reading and paper will be on comparative ethics in the treatment of religious ethics of war and peace. Instructor: Matthew Kosuta PhD - Thailand
TH512 A Theology of Interfaith Dialogue This course looks at common ground for interfaith dialogue, directs the many salvations to one world, uses eco-human well-being as a criterion for religious truth and includes practical suggestions and examples of a globally responsible dialogue. Instructor: Joseph Sebastian, Ph.D. - US