Introducing the Faith and Justice Fellowship

Faith + Justice Network, an initiative of the Newbigin House of Studies
Posted Jul 8, 2021

The Faith and Justice Fellowship is a nine-month journey of theological formation for exploring the spiritual and public dimensions of the Christian faith.

Does a more expansive vision of Christian spirituality sound appealing to you? How about engaging in critical reflection of past traditions, centering voices from marginalized communities, nurturing theological humility, and building collaborative movements that work for restoration and renewal in communities around the world?

If so, we invite you to join the Faith & Justice Fellowship, a nine-month journey of theological formation for exploring the spiritual and public dimensions of the Christian faith. The program takes place virtually, with optional in-person gatherings in San Francisco (pending health and safety guidelines). Applications are open now! Apply by July 15.


Curriculum. The Fellowship focuses on two overarching themes: faith and justice. In the fall, we will work on developing spiritual and theological wisdom for life with God, focusing on all of life as time- and place-bound in order to shape the ways we approach telling our stories, reading Scripture, and building a life of prayer and contemplative practices. In the spring, we will explore Christianity as a public faith that prioritizes the common good — with an interdisciplinary approach drawing on history, politics, science, as well as religion — to understand and address common obstacles to human flourishing.

Teaching Team. Our core teaching team includes Mihee Kim-Kort, Liz Lin, D.L. Mayfield, Riana Shaw Robinson, Julie Rodgers, Shirin Shafaie, and Devin Singh, and we will be welcoming monthly webinar speakers including Anthea Butler and Kelly Brown Douglas (more to be announced soon!).

We offer three tracks:

  • Laity: For any lay persons desiring a deeper immersion into Christian spirituality and theology alongside a community of peers.
  • Clergy/Pastoral: For any ministry leader seeking vocational renewal and peer learning as a way to locate their local ministry in a bigger story and world context.
  • Academic: For anyone discerning next steps in their call to service and ministry, seeking a year of study as well as academic credit.

You can learn more about the program details and application process by visiting our website.


Applications now open, apply by July 15. Limited financial aid available, apply early for full consideration. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: We believe God’s beloved community includes everyone regardless of race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and any other category of human difference. The Faith and Justice Network is an initiative of Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco, CA.