Who is the course for?
- Are you preparing for justice, advocacy or reconciliation-related work, and wish to develop biblical, theological and missiological frameworks?
- Are you already engaged in mission, but want to reflect biblically and missiologically on their role and activity in relation to justice, advocacy or reconcliation issues?
- Are you a member of para-church agency or non-governmental organisations working in related areas and do you wish to develop biblical and theological frameworks for reflective critique
- Are you a missionaries on home leave, looking to reflect and engage with justice, advocacy or reconciliation issues, relevant to your mission context?
- Are you a church leaders and the wider Christian community engaged in justice-related ministry and who wish to add a theological/missiological framework?
The MA in Justice, Advocacy and Reconciliation in Intercultural Contexts has been developed in consultation with Christian Aid, International Justice Mission, Micah Challenge, CARE and Coventry Cathedral’s Reconciliation ministry, along with others who will be involved in the ongoing development and delivery of the course.
You can study full-time (completing all four modules and your dissertation) over one year, part-time over two years or in flexible learning mode over three - four years
, ideal for combining work with study. The course leaders are Andy Kingston-Smith
and Carol Kingston-Smith
, Lecturers in Justice and Mission. Redcliffe faculty and visiting lecturers from partner organisations are also involved in the teaching and supervision of the modules.
MA consists of four taught modules and an 18,000 word dissertation in a mission-related justice, advocacy or reconciliation issue of your choice. The taught component of each
module is delivered in intensive blocs, i.e lectures run over several
2-4 day periods with time for personal study between intensives
Students complete three compulsory modules* and choose one further module from the options below.
- Method and content in missiological study*
- Just Mission - justice issues in intercultural contexts*
- Advocacy, Reconciliation and Peace-building in intercultural contexts*
- The mission of the Church in the context of post-colonialism and globalisation
- Theology of religions
- The Greening of mission
- Crucial issues in Asian mission and theology
- Crucial Issues in European mission and theology
- An introduction to global leadership
- Independent study module
If you successfully complete four taught modules but choose not to
submit a dissertation, you will obtain a Postgraduate Diploma. If you
complete the two compulsory modules only, you will obtain a Postgraduate
The MA in Justice, Advocacy & Reconciliation is part of the activity of the jusTice initiative being developed and hosted at Redcliffe. The initiative aims to host a Justice and Mission lecture, and a visiting scholar in the coming, and subsequent, years. It also aims to develop a bi-annual consultation focusing on issues of Justice and Mission.Justice is still the ugly sister in theological education. This is an awful tragedy because it remains one of the most pervasive ideas and convictions in the Bible. Our reluctance to go beyond acts of kindness to explore and respond to systemic injustices has a great deal to do with a distinct lack of theological reflection. This new MA, and the jusTice Initiative is attempting to put that right and deserves our support. A more robust biblical reflection on this critical issue will produce men and women who are truly able to show the whole council of God, make a substantial difference to our biblical advocacy and in turn, make a material difference to the 1.4 billion people who still live in abject poverty.
Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah Challenge
A full list of module options is available for download using the link opposite. Optional modules will run subject to sufficient numbers of students. Please do not hesitate to get in touch
if you have any questions, or use the links on the left.The Postgraduate MA in Justice, Advocacy and Reconciliation in Intercultural Contexts is validated by the University of Gloucestershire.