The Certificate in Faith & Ecological Justice signifies a student’s concentrated development of research and/or practical competencies in ecotheology, environmental ethics, and ecologically informed spirituality and practices. The goal of the certificate is to prepare students for meaningful and effective work in faith-based environmental initiatives and to explore the rich depth of religious resources for such work.

Courses in theology and ethics introduce students to the ways that religious traditions have portrayed human relations to the natural world as well as how they have responded to environmental challenges. Travel seminars and colloquia offer students training in ecologically informed spiritual practices and activism.

Successful completion of the program consists of passing three approved courses in the subject area and completing three 1-credit colloquia. The certificate can be earned in conjunction with degree program requirements or as a stand-alone certificate.