NACSW Online Continuing Education

Christian Roles in Social Movements for Social Justice
Length: 5.0 hours
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Students
  • Clergy, Human Services Workers
  • Congregational leaders
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 5.0

Jon Singletary, PhD, MDiv, MSW,  
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Course Outline

How do people of faith see the role of social justice in social movements? This workshop explores how faith inspires social justice in social movements and includes several recent examples. Participants will consider theoretical and theological insights that inform this arena of social work practice as well as biblical insights on social justice and social change.


  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities
  • Research and Practice with Ethnically Diverse Populations

Sample Content


Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. More fully articulate how social movements express Christian views of social justice using biblical and theological frameworks

2. Identify 2-3 examples of social movements and the role faith plays in them

3. Articulate their own theoretical and theological frameworks for participating in social movements


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Jon Singletary, PhD, MDiv, MSW, is the Associate Dean for Baccalaureate Studies in the Baylor School of Social Work. He holds the Diana R. Garland Endowed Chair in Child and Family Studies. He is co-founder of the Texas Hunger Initiative and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Poverty Initiative. Before coming to Baylor, he served as a Mennonite Pastor and a community organizer in Richmond, VA. He received his M. Div. from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and his M.S.W. and Ph. D. in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Most importantly to his journey are the relationships with his wonderful wife, Wendi, and his four children, Haden, Harper, Ainsley and Abbott.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 5.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.