SJ02 Power & Privilege

Anybody who wants to create positive change in the world needs to have a working understanding of power.

What is power? How do I get more of it … or less of it? How much is enough, and how much is too much? Does speaking truth to power make a difference? Does religion have anything to offer, or is it just part of the problem? Is it possible to step outside of our own privilege and recognize the forces that govern our world? And what’s with all these powerful men behaving badly? Seriously, what’s up with that?

SJ02 Power and Privilege is a social justice learning circle focusing on social analysis, social location, individual and systemic power, and the role of the prophet. It will be an opportunity to explore your own power and privilege and reflect on the relationship between your ministry and the powers-that-be. Register for SJ02 Power and Privilege

Upcoming Dates

  • ONLINE – Jan 9 -Feb 15, 2024, 6 weeks, 3-hour videoconferences on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-8pm CST.
  • IN-PERSON INTENSIVE – Spring 2026

“Now more than ever power and privilege is being recognized and challenged. It is critical to know how to negotiate such spaces, to help us engage with others who have more and who have less power/privilege than we have, so that we can work in tandem with one another towards equity and justice.”

Janet Ross, CCS Program Staff

Power and Privilege is open to CCS diaconal ministry and certificate students as well as casual students in our Continuing Studies program.

Sample schedule – from 2022


  • Learning Circle tuition = $820CAD
  • Admission fee (one-time cost) = $55 CAD for admission to the Continuing Studies program, $95 CAD for admission to the Diaconal Ministries or Certificate programs

Images for Past Learning Circles