Ethics and Boundaries C5101

When we engage in professional Pagan ministry, we are not only practitioners of our craft, we are representatives of our religion. We are held radically responsible for our actions and their consequences by our deities, our communities, our world, and ourselves. We live and work in a society where actions we take as Pagans are viewed through the lens of a different set of assumptions than our own. We are scrutinized very carefully by those who are gatekeepers, who have a primary responsibility to protect and serve their constituencies. This course will examine ethics and boundaries relating to self, to clan/tribe, to society and to our world, from both Pagan and non-Pagan perspectives. Students will develop individual codes of ethics and articulate personal boundaries.

Fulfills: This completes one of the four core course requirements for all Masters degree and Certificate students.  This class must be completed within the first 27 credit hours of instruction and must be done before taking Praxis. It will not be offered again until Spring 2017.

Instructor: Anne Hill, D.Div.

Anne Hill, D.Min.,
Dept. of Ministry, Advocacy & Leadership

Class meetings: Thursdays 8:00 PM ET, meeting every 3 weeks beginning with the first week of the semester.

Required Reading:

Pastin, Mark. 2013. Make an Ethical Difference: Tools for Better Action. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

York, Michael. 2016. Pagan Ethics. Springer. Instructor will provide chapter




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