This seminar takes as its focus the issue of justice for communities of persons whose daily reality is marked by the experience of injustice. Since justice is a central concern for Western religious traditions and is especially important in the field of ethics, the course explores the issue of justice and liberation from injustice by looking at the ways in which various groups, communities, or movements have responded to the reality of living in conditions that do not seem to be fair or just. Examples of some communities that may be examined are: the Deaf Movement; Palestinians and the Intifada; GLBT Movements; Disability Rights Movement; Womanist/Feminist Theology Movements; Latin American Liberation Theology Movements; White Supremacist communities. For each group examined, the class looks at the liberation narratives, strategies, and the challenges raised by those narratives. Finally, the class considers these questions: what are our commitments to a just society, and how do we go about building one?