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Peacemaking and Social Justice Certificate

The Certificate in Peacemaking and Social Justice is a graduate-level program of study for those who wish to learn the fundamentals of mediation, conflict resolution, peacemaking, and social justice. The program focuses on a broad range of community and global issues, including social oppression, economic exploitation, conflict resolution, peacemaking, peace building, civil rights, social justice, and community advocacy, to name a few.

The program is especially useful for those wishing to know more about the importance of social justice while developing a basic set of mediation and conflict resolution skills. This certificate is especially helpful for ministers, public school teachers, community workers, and non-profit leaders, as well as businessmen and women who wish to learn more about how to go about creating more peaceful and just communities, societies, and work environments.

A graduate of the Certificate in Peacemaking and Social Justice will have:

  1. Increased interests and understanding of issues of people and justice from individuals to global levels
  2. Basic skills in relational communication that are foundational for creating non-threatening and conflict-free environments
  3. Basic skills necessary for mediating basic conflicts and misunderstandings at the interpersonal and organizational levels
  4. The knowledge and basic skills necessary for conducting basic mediation sessions using a Restorative Justice approach