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Dr Mark Galpin

Postgraduate Programme Leader. BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD.

Principles and Practices of Community Transformation

Mondays 9:30am - 1:00pm
10th January - 20th March

This module is paired with M5, Planning and Managing for Transformational Change, to make up the ‘development studies’ stream of the MA programme. The module explores the concepts and measurement of poverty, inequality and injustice, from both a secular and biblical perspective and reviews changes in global trends.  Theories of development and social change and how they have altered over time are reviewed and critiqued in the light of a biblical understanding, and current cutting edge, alternative approaches considered.  The concept of integral mission is discussed and the characteristics and principles of community transformation explored.  Project, process and presence based approaches to community empowerment are examined, as well as the role of good governance, advocacy and civil-disobedience in tackling unjust structures.  The role of the church in community and the nature of conflict and approaches to peace building and reconciliation are explored.

A key objective of the module is to help students to draw from and reflect on their experience in the field, and explore the interaction between development theory, Scripture and theology. 


All Nations has one of the finest mission libraries in the country with over 50,000 volumes as well as a wide range of journals and audio visual material. Free Wifi is available in all the buildings.


There is accommodation available on site. We have a range of comfortable single, twin and double bedded rooms. Although our rooms are not en-suite, all rooms have wash basins. Baths and showers are located near each room. Towels and bed linen are provided. All meals are served in the college's cafeteria. Special diets can be catered for, please give notice when booking.

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  • Course cost: 2020 course costs to be confirmed shortly

    It is possible to book overnight accommodation and meals separately. For more information please email ma@allnations.ac.uk

    or call: 01920 443 500 during office hours

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