On Tuesday, a new program in which students from the University of Manitoba will learn how to navigate the world of prophetic guidance will be launched in Manitoba.
The program, which is part of the University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication, aims to help students become better journalists and more resilient in a world where news is constantly changing.
“There are a lot of pressures that are happening in our society, that’s why we want to help people be able to be a little more resilient, a little less focused on what is going on around them, rather than reacting to it,” said university associate dean of communications and communications studies, Chris Smith.
Smith says this program is aimed at students who want to become better practitioners of journalism, as well as those who want a better understanding of how prophetic guidance is practiced in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“We know that prophetic guidance can be a really powerful way to help us in our lives in a way that is not just a reactive response,” said Smith.
“It’s also a way to be able, with the right context, to be an example to people of what a prophet is, and to help them grow and develop their leadership skills.”
The program is open to students from any province and will begin its first week in September, with more students expected to join in the fall.