This unit requires the student to read about, reflect upon, and engage with the general challenges of migration, and with a specific concern for migrant Christian communities and their experiences of social justice, cultural integration and identity formation within the Australian context. Special attention will be given to the theology and spirituality of these communities. The unit will involve exposure to and encounter with the migrant churches. It will include an exploration of recent political, social and religious trends in Australian society and the growing impact of globalism.

Unit Code: DM2010P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe the diversity of the contemporary Australian Christian religious and political context in relation to migration and migrant churches


Identify the theological and spiritual emphases important within the context of migrant Christian communities and describe how these find structural expression


Identify, reflect upon and explain the challenges and opportunities experienced by migrant Christian communities, and the challenges and opportunities that such communities present to ‘mainline’ Australian Christianity


Lectures, Seminars, Tutorial, Site Visit


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Theological Journal In which the student will record their observations and theological reflections from engagement and encounter with migrant churches, and interviews with church leadership (2000 words)

2000 40.0

Essay Which analyses either a theological, social, or political aspect of migration or the migrant Christian community within the contemporary Australian context (2500 words)

2500 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-06-04 11:02:52 +1000