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Changing the World 101: Ending Hunger as a Case Study for System Change

  • Christian Theological Seminary 1000 West 42nd Street Indianapolis, IN, 46208 United States (map)

Learn how to change the world so no child goes hungry Changing the World 101: Ending Hunger as a Case Study for System Change

Fall class at Christian Theological Seminary

Bringing real change to the world means changing its systems. Using the end of hunger — a goal now in reach within a generation — as a case study whose lessons can be applied to other pressing challenges and opportunities, Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton, and Dr. David Miner will lead this course. Students will explore the key skills and best practices involved in changing systems, as well as the biblical and theological perspectives through which people of faith can lead systems change in the 21st century. Guest experts in theology, hunger and systems change will also contribute to the course.

Two confirmed guest lecturers are: • Rebecca Vander Meulen, a graduate student whose work has saved thousands of lives in Mozambique • Elaine Van Cleave, a soccer mom-turned-activist

The class will cover: • God’s provision of abundance for all, and the deceptive models of scarcity that obscure it • Biblical, theological, and practical approaches to effective advocacy • The root causes, prevalence and impact of hunger in our communities • Current progress toward ending hunger once and for all • Local, national and international systems affecting food security, and how to change them • Related issues vital to ending hunger: economic opportunity, climate change, immigration, mass incarceration, etc.

Each participant in the class will lead a hunger advocacy project with support from an experienced hunger activist.

The class meets at CTS on two Saturdays, September 10 and September 17, from 8:30 am to 5 pm (with lunch break)

Cost: just $50!

This class for CTS Lifelong Learners (non-degree students not seeking credit) would normally cost $340, but a grant has allowed CTS to offer scholarships that bring the cost to just $50.

Before you register, contact Dave Miner to get a scholarship discount code: or 317-691-7438.

Students who want to take the course for seminary credit should consult with the CTS Registrar and will attend the class on four Saturdays, September 10 and 17 and November 5 and 12. 

Earlier Event: September 17
Quaker Day
Later Event: September 22
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