Understand the contexts of poverty, hunger, and social injustice and the means for bringing long-term transformation.


  • Courses that study specific global regions and their various economic, health, and political challenges.
  • A variety of classes analyzing issues of poverty, development, human trafficking, and conflict, and Christian responses to these.

Career opportunities

The combination of political and socio-economic understanding along with theological analysis provides a foundation for work with international development organizations, work with urban development ministries and organizations, church staff roles focusing on community development, justice and reconciliation work, and refugee services.

Program director

Darren Duerksen
Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Director & Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies