ETHICS AND CHRISTIAN SOCIAL TEACHING

ORIGIN

The foundation of Christian Social teaching has been laid by Pope Leo XIII through his encyclical letter “Rerum Novarum” in the year 1891.

The manipulation of means and economics of production and consumption triggered in the darkness of hunger and poverty. The passion for the betterment of the world turned into refrain in the church and the pope supported the development. In 1931, Pope Pius X1 released the Quadregessimo Anno, in commemoration of the forty year of Rerum Novarum. It was the birth of Rerum Novarum, the ground breaking encyclical letter of the pope, which launched the church into the cause of social reform. It was a discovery of the social reform. It was a discovery of the social vocation of the Christian and radical response of the church to the socio-political situation of the time.

It was in 1965 that fathers of the Vatican Council II released the document : Gaudium et Spes ( Pastoral Constitution in the Church in modern world) in which the church agreed unequivocally that temporal issue besieging mankind like poverty is really of special interest for the Church.

On January 6 1967, Pope Paul VI inaugurated the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace “Lustitia et Pax” with a clear mandate to set the pace of witness to Gospel values in the modern world of today. On December 10, 1979, Pope John Paul II issued a MotuProprio “Lustitiam et Pacem” (Peace in the world) which maintained that promotion of justice and peace and the penetration of all spheres of human society with the light of the gospel have never ceased to be true object of the church’s effort in the fulfilment of our Lord’s command.

Benefits: the programmed is geared towards human formation of the person holistically, i.e. integral formation. Today many people in our society pass through education in a one sided manner. The material human being is formed but the spiritual is neglected. Ethics and Christian Social Teaching forms the person as a whole. One is equipped through this formation programmed to face the challenges of the society. The graduates of the programme will be experts in

  1. Marriage and family matters,
  2. Development and peace in our family and in the society
  3. Ambassador of Justice
  4. Gender , Human –Right, Conflict Management, Violence and alternative Dispute Resolution
  5.  Human Development and Empowerment
  6. ICT and Communications studies
  7. Environmental Ethics
  8. Civil/Cannon Law
  9. Ethics and Moral behaviors etc.

COMMENTS FROM SOME OF THE ECST STUDENTS:
My name is Susanna Ani, I have studied this course for more one week. My reason for studying here is for me to acquire balanced knowledge and develop myself integrally. I want to improve my knowledge in ICT and Communications studies and in other subjects offered in this institution, in other to empower myself and empower others. I hope to upgrade my knowledge with Diploma Certificate in Ethics.

My name is Nweke Christopher Osita, I am one of the students, I have B.Sc. from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). I saw the announcement in the church’s bulletin. At the end of this programme, I hope to be issued with a Diploma Certificate in Ethics and Social Christian Learning in affiliation with Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. The learning will expose us the students to know how to manage gender issues, human rights and conflict resolution.

I am Ode Emmanuel Ejike also a student, with Master’s Degree from University of Nigeria Nsukka. It is a good thing to learn Ethics and Social Christian Learning. I hope to impact the knowledge I have gained through word of mouth, interpersonal relationship, forming small group of people, evangelization and revival for people to know why they worship their God.

ELIGIBILTY: the programme is for everybody, Professionals and non-Professional. Those with the following qualifications are also eligible to enroll WASC, NECO, NCE, OND, B.Sc., B.ED, B.A, HND, Master Degree and P.H.D Holders etc.

DURATION: The programme last for 12 months

CERTIFICATION: Diploma Certificate in Ethics and Christian Social Teaching.

LECTURE DAYS: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

LECTURE VENUE: CIDJAP Lecture Hall – No 3 CIDJAP Street, Uwani Enugu

TIME FOR LECTURES: 4:00 – 6: 00 pm

Obtain your form now at CIDJAP, No 3 CIDJAP Street, Uwani Enugu

MATRICULATION OF NEW STUDENTS: 27 January 2017 at CIDJAP

For more information call: Emmanuel 08109911286, Julie 08033357454, John Paul 08038844985

 

PROPOSED COURSES WITH CREDIT LOADS FOR DIPLOMA IN ETHICS AND CHRISTIAN SOCIAL TEACHING (E & CST)


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COURSE TITLE

FIRST SEMESTER

CREDIT LOAD

SECOND SEMESTER

CREDIT LOAD

TOTAL CREDIT LOADS

1

Catholic Social Teachings, church history

1st

3

2nd

-

3

2

Ethics applied to Economic and political sphere; Business Ethics and African values

1st

3

2nd

-

3

3

Family life and Sexuality

1st

2

2nd

1

3

4

Micro Enterprise Promotion and Development and Credit Finance

1st

3

2nd

-

3

5

Gender, Human Rights, Conflict Management, violence and Alternative Dispute Resolution

1st

3

2nd

-

3

6

Environment, Environmental Ethics

1st

2

2nd

-

2

7

Civil / Canon law

1st

2

2nd

-

2