Gospel of the Masses

Gospel of the Masses: Seeing God Through the Eyes of the Marginalized
This is an immersion course that engages with both the persecution and resilience of marginalized people in the United States. We will spend most of our class time on the streets of Oakland, observing, listening, and analyzing the intersectionality of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status in perpetuating generational marginalization. We will have the privilege to listen and learn from various communities of color – community members, justice practitioners, activists, and local theologians and ministers. We will also pay close attention to the sacred movement of God and the deep spirituality of marginalized people in our observations and interactions. Assignments include pre-course readings and summary/reflection papers, and an 8-page minimum post-course reflection paper.