I entered the classroom with the conviction that it was crucial for me and
every other student to be an active participant, not a passive consumer...
education as the practice of freedom....education that connects
the will to know with the will to become. - bell hooks
The Poverty Initiative's vision for theological education brings together critical intellectual analysis, prophetic witness, and the realities of poverty and oppression.
Emphasizing the belief that the voices of those most affected by the problem must be in the forefront of a movement, our educational model focuses on bridging relationships between poor people s organizations and religious institutions in an effort to build a movement to end poverty, led by the poor.
Through scholarship and practice we seek to create a strong theological, biblical, and liturgical foundation for anti-poverty efforts. In collaboration with Union Theological Seminary faculty and students, we develop new and enrich the current curriculum, including Poverty Immersion Courses, Service Learning Projects, guest presenters and more.
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