The unit will provide students with a comprehensive exposure to Christian Social Teaching (principally Catholic) in relation to Indigenous Peoples. The main focus is the Australian context and to the issues relating to Aboriginal Australians. Relevant ecclesial, biblical and theological writings addressing indigenous social issues will be considered. Topics under discussion include: the human person, justice and reconciliation, history, land and church involvement with indigenous people.
Trace the developments of the church’s social teaching relating to key indigenous themes
Show evidence of competence and discernment in the use of relevant resource material
Examine ecclesial, theological and biblical texts and explore implications for the church’s teaching and practice in indigenous peoples
Present orally, in a clear, convincing and engaging manner, the topic chosen for research
Provide a critical analysis and response to the impact of the church’s social teaching on indigenous peoples, especially aboriginal Australians
This unit is generally available as an elective unit in all undergraduate awards. Pre-requisites: CH/DT 2230Y Catholic Social Thought in Australia & Overseas OR 18 points in DM or DT
Interactional; lectures; additional audio/visual input; discussion. Cultural awareness and knowledge, as well as critical linguistic and literary skills provide the respectful, interactive pedagogy for this Unit. (Delivery includes visit to Aboriginal Catholic Ministry).
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4000 word Essay
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1000 word Tutorial Presentation
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-15 11:59:31 +1000