Semester 2 unit: Transforming Urban Neighbourhoods

Dr Mick Duncan

This unit aims to equip participants with practical insights, frameworks, tools and strategies to effect transformation in local neighbourhoods facing urban poverty. This includes: a theological and pastoral critique of the contribution of Christian faith; an exploration of the ways that Christians can relate to, and come alongside, marginalised people thus bringing residents together to solve their own problems; a critical evaluation of the roles local churches can play in neighbourhood-based responses.

Personal worker issues that can undermine transformations such as boundaries, self-care, dependencies and projections are considered. Christian approaches to urban community development; empowerment and relief will be identified and explored.

Unit Code DM1002S | DM2002S | DM8002S
Level Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Study Mode Intensive – taught over 6 days in 2019 on 17-19 July & 22-24 July (9.30am-4.30pm)
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Mid-year enrolments are now open.

This unit is due to run in semester 2, 2019. To find out more about the unit, enrolments, or to make an appointment to meet with a course advisor, please contact the College.

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