hope college > peace and justice minor       

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Peace and justice studies are to enhance students:

  • Knowledge of the causes of conflict and violence
  • Theoretical thinking on the processes of peace, justice and reconciliation
  • Competencies in using strategies of rhetoric, diplomacy, non-violent communication, dialogue and peace-building
  • Awareness of the interrelationships of conditions (economic, political, historical, religious, and social) that contribute to conflict peace and justice
  • Understanding of area studies in relation to historical or contemporary global conflicts
  • Fluency in integrating multiple identity perspectives in understanding peace and justice
  • Motivation to be an ally and to work for social justice
  • Understanding of the religious and philosophical perspectives on justice and peace