Advancing the praxis of social transformation
Praxis is a living process by which theory is put into practice and practice informs theory, in a continuous feedback loop: creating, acting, reflecting, refining, and recreating.
At Kaleo Center, praxis is the foundation for our research and it inspires our use of action-learning approaches to our work. Through traditional research methods and the rigorous application of action learning, we seek to build a new practical theological discipline of public ministry and social transformation.
We equip and empower faithful leaders with the skills they need to serve God’s commonwealth. We engage in innovative research to advance the art of social transformation — and we also participate actively in the learning process with our students and community partners, refining methods and making improvements as we go. We understand that true transformation is not a linear progression but an iterative cycle of action and reflection, requiring our best thinking, our deepest commitment and our faithful action.
*A note about “Being Able” on this seal: We have been made aware of potential ableist implications with this phrase. We apologize for not recognizing this in the creation of the seal in 2014. We are working to create a new seal for this strategic priority.