The Centre was formally established by the University Council on 8th May, 2003 in view of dissemination of the Social Teaching of the Church in the AMECEA region. This was the response to the felt need for the church in Africa especially in the AMECEA to be instrumental in establishment of just social systems and structures by addressing issues of Justice and Peace.
The Centre for Social Justice and Ethics carries out a number of activities in the AMECEA region and beyond in line with the three-fold mission of universities: research, teaching and formation, and community service, and in light of CUEA's motto Consecrate them in the Truth. It seeks to empower different stakeholders on social cultural issues to enable them engage in Justice and Peace, human rights, equity and participatory leadership. The Centre offers academic and outreach programmes to the Youth, Justice and peace animators, human rights advocates, policy makers, educators, politicians, administrators, business men and women etc.
Promoting the Church's Social Doctrine within the development of society in the AMECEA countries is an ever-present concern in the orientations and academic programmes of the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics.The Church's Social Doctrine seen as including a perspective of social theology requires:
For these reasons, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa established the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics for study and formation in the Church's Social Doctrine.
This is confirmed in Resolution No. IX-61 of the AMECEA 14th Plenary Assembly, 15th-21st July 2002.
Within the overall mission of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, the Centre seeks to promote greater understanding of and appreciation for the Church's Social Doctrine and to serve as a resource Centre for the AMECEA region.
Through a network of contacts and cooperative ventures with other universities, centres, institutions and individual resource persons, the Centre seeks to promote research, teaching and service to the ever-growing number of agents of evangelization in the region.
As an interdisciplinary venture, the Centre seeks to promote close integration of theology with other disciplines, especially the social sciences, so as to provide a firm grounding for the Church's pastoral activity in its African context.
In fulfilling its mission as a Centre for research and formation, teaching and service, the Centre is guided by the following objectives:
The Centre for Social Justice and Ethics aims at maintaining the lead in training personnel for development in Christian communities and Institutions in Africa. It focuses on the area of Church Management and Leadership, so as to offer the required professional development needed by managers of Church Institutions. The Justice and Peace programmes are designed to meet the demand for a united response to the need for Justice and Peace in our societies in Africa and beyond.Target Groups
Church leaders, human rights advocates, administrators, policy makers, educators, businessmen and women, justice and peace partners from academia, civil society, policy practitioners and religious groups.Short courses
The Centre for Social Justice and Ethics offers short courses in the period of May- June. The courses: Certificate in Church Management and Leadership, and Certificate in Justice and Peaceare residential programmes designed for Church leaders and Christian civic leaders and professionals.
Church Management and Leadership is offered at Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma levels, whereas the Justice and Peace course is offered at Advanced Certificate and Diploma levels.
Download brochures for the January 2010 Short courses for Church Management and Leadershipand Justice and Peaceâ€¦.Minimum Admission Requirements
Kenyan applicants must have completed their secondary education and should be holders of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination certificate. Applicants from other countries must have obtained an equivalent qualification. Applicants are expected to have a good knowledge of English, the language that is used for instruction.
Course Duration and Dates: Six weeks; Mid May to End June annuallyApplication Deadline: Ends March annually
Fees (Subject to review)
Application: Kshs 2000
Payments of fees can be done by Bankers cheque payable to The Catholic University of Eastern Africa or wire transfer to the following bank details.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Those who wish to be considered for admission into these programmes should write to:
Department of Ethics
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