Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

GC353
Sing Fires of Justice: Music towards the Common Good
0.5 Credit

This course will explore the vital role music has played in struggles for peace and justice in the past (e.g., South Africa apartheid, Central America liberation movement), the biblical and theological foundations for singing songs of justice, and the current repertoire available for congregational singing. The course will consider the call to a public faith and the potential for musicians from faith traditions to work in partnership with others in the community towards the common good, in part by examining current efforts to do so. Students will be involved in planning a social justice musical event during the term and reflect on the impact it has in the community.