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Sociopolitical Ethics and Theology


We live in a special time, when Christians are faced with a choice: stay on the sidelines and watch the social processes as they happen by themselves or be an active participant of these processes. Now more than ever is it important to uphold timeless values and to manifest Christ to a disoriented society. Today the question is, who will represent the church on the social and political arena. Such a task requires new efforts and new knowledge. Don’t miss your opportunity to influence society by being equipped with the right education.

The National Pedagogical Dragomanov University together with the Realis Christian Center have created the program “Sociopolitical Ethics and Theology” in which the best western and Ukrainian experts will share their experience. Among the teachers of all our programs are professors from Alliance Theological Seminary, Trinity International University, Denver Theological Seminary, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Acadia University, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and other leading Christian colleges and universities.

The program “Sociopolitical Ethics and Theology” provides the opportunity to to receive skills training in negotiation and mediation for dispute resolution from the Straus Institute (Pepperdine University) - ranked number one in dispute resolution.

After successfully completing all the program’s requirements the graduate will receive a Master’s degree and a university diploma, as well as a “Sociopolitical Ethics and Theology” certificate from the Realis.


List of courses

1. Biblical Theology of Society in Crisis
2. New Testament Eschatology
3. Christian Ethics
4. Sociopolitical Thought in Church Tradition
5. Church as a Social and Cultural Institution
6. Contemporary Society and Religion
7. Politics and Religion
8. Formation of Modern Approaches to Political Theology
9. Theory and Practice of Negotiation
10. Theory and Practice of Mediation
11. Religious Diplomacy and International Peacekeeping
12. History of Christianity


Education standards and professors

This program was developed according to western standards for postgraduate education. You have a unique opportunity to be taught by some of the best western and Ukrainian professors.

“Our world is in desperate shape, groaning for relief once and for all. To be a place where life is shared honestly, compassionately, and without fear, free from bullying and inhumanity.

The world we long for is what the Bible calls mishpat ("justice"). In fact, that is its storyline, a story tracing the heart of God which exists in advance of human action. More than ever, it is crucial that agents for good in our world come to understand this story in all of its dimensions so that they can join it.

REALIS and its programs are strategically positioned to help with this. To educate and lead difference makers into the eternal story of justice. The historic passion and mission of REALIS remain committed to this end. Are you ready for the challenge? It is not for the faint of heart. But the stakes are high. And the ending is glorious.

Dr. Bryan Widbin, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY