The overall purpose of peace and conflict programs is to prepare
students as potential leaders with peacemaking and conflict studies
skills, which they can apply to daily life situations, regardless of
their academic disciplines or chosen professions.
The programs have been
developed to provide a Christian interdisciplinary perspective to the
study of conflict, violence, war, and peace.
Christian approach to peace
and conflict studies is essential in view of the highly complex,
interconnected, interdependent world in which we live. This requires an
understanding that allows people to respond creatively, rather than
thoughtlessly, to conflict and violence at various levels.
The program seeks to offer students a thorough grounding in Peace and
Conflict Resolution Studies skills through the outcomes of content,
competence, character and context. This will assist them to develop
analytical skills and approaches to conflict studies and to find the
best solutions using appropriate tools. Specifically the programs aim
at the time of graduation students will be able to meet the following