May 14, 2013
Kilns College, a non-denominational Christian college in Bend,is inviting graduate students to apply for its Master of Arts Degree in Social Justice, which begins in September. This is
“A few other Christian colleges offer similar degree names, but none is like our program, which features an innovative marriage of theology, philosophy, ethics and practicum experience,” said Ken Wytsma, president of
Wytsma is a nationally known advocate for social justice in both secular and religious circles. His book “Pursuing Justice” was recently released by Thomas Nelson, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. He is also founder of The Justice Conference, an annual international forum that brings together people of many nations who share a concern for the oppressed.
Wytsma will be one of the instructors in the one-year degree program, which features courses such as Systematic Theology for Christian Social Justice; A People’s History of Justice in the Modern Era; and A History of Africa Since Independence. Tuition for the graduate program is $237 per credit.
“My sense is most people are passionate about some cause – helping the poor, feeding the hungry, resolving international strife or dealing with inequality here in
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Student housing is available on campus, which is located in a
About “Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live & Die for Bigger Things”
Ken Wytsma’s book provides a balanced Biblical and world perspective on the subject of justice. He uses personal stories and Christian references to bring awareness to injustices throughout the world, while providing a call to pursue justice everywhere at all costs. The book was published in 2013 by Thomas Nelson.
Ken, the son of a Dutch immigrant, learned about social injustice firsthand as a child from his mom and dad who sponsored a Cambodian refugee family to live with them. The chilling stories he heard about the genocide in
About the Justice Conference
The Justice Conference (http://thejusticeconference.com) is an annual gathering designed to educate and inspire students, teachers, business people, social entrepreneurs, and pastors to care for the vulnerable and oppressed. It was founded by Ken Wytsma with a group of like-minded friends in
The two-day conference has become an annual pilgrimage for justice workers from all over the world, having attracted attendees from 44 states and more than two dozen countries. The movement promotes dialogue around justice-related issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights. The 2013 conference was held in
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