Poverty and oppression are facts of life. Many in rural areas face daily struggles--diminishing water for farming, children orphaned to HIV/AIDS, war uprooting people from their homelands.
Around the world, societies are rapidly urbanizing as many search for a better life in teeming cities. In the United States, inner-city areas are often characterized by crime, poverty, and broken families. Children are drawn into gangs, and teenagers become drug dealers as a means to put food on the table and shoes on their feet.
At Fuller we firmly believe that we are called to bring the whole gospel of Jesus Christ, which is a gospel of justice, into God's broken world. Poor and marginalized people deserve the best biblical and professional ministry, and this requires professional equipping. The International Development and Urban Studies emphasis equips students to carry out holistic, Christian mission anywhere in the world.
Our faculty--many having spent years in relief, development, and inner-city work--will prepare you to bring the love of Christ to people in tangible ways. You will gain an understanding of the issues and learn what is needed to bring about holistic change.
How will you help bring transformative hope to the poor and marginalized of our world?