D.Min. – Justice and Peacebuilding

icon_mdiv_justice_peaceThe Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis in Justice and Peace Building is designed to equip ministers with advanced skills in the areas of restorative justice, trauma healing, social movements, or humanitarian organizational development. Combined with the D.Min. focus on contextual leadership, this concentration will enable pastors, prison chaplains, para-church non-profit directors, and other ministers to lead their organizations effectively in justice issues.

Concentration Requirements:

D.Min. candidates will take a minimum of two graduate level courses at the Center for Peace and Justice (CPJ) at Eastern Mennonite University using the following procedure:

  1. Candidates must register at the CPJ and take the emphasis-specific courses (a grade of B is required to qualify for transfer of credit)
  2. Candidates must complete the doctoral level equivalency work as prescribed. For electives this could be an annotated bibliography, an additional academic paper, a project, additional reading, etc. For a Field Based Study a congregational (or contextual) component is required showing application of the course material to the ministerial context.
  3. Candidates must submit the standard Transfer of Credit petition. The course syllabus and the equivalency work must accompany the petition.
  4. There is no transfer of credit fee for courses that meet emphasis requirements.

Candidates will also be required to focus their two Field Based studies and their final D.Min. project on an area related to justice and peace building in order to demonstrate application of acquired knowledge and skills in their ministry contexts.