Synthesis 2 is a formal academic essay (800-900 words) that provides a synthesis

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Synthesis 2 is a formal academic essay (800-900 words) that provides a synthesis of the key themes in the Kurtz and Ketcham textbook, A Spirituality of Imperfection, and also offers a proposal for how this innate human imperfection can move toward transformation through some aspect of justice and peacemaking. In other words, what is the role of spirituality through justice and peacemaking as transformative agents for human imperfection?
Respond to the following questions:
What are the key themes or main points of a spirituality of imperfection? (Source to engage: Kurtz & Ketcham, A Spirituality of Imperfection.)
What would you identify as three strengths of a spirituality of imperfection? (Source to engage: Kurtz & Ketcham, A Spirituality of Imperfection.)
What role does spirituality play as an embodiment of justice and peacemaking? (Source options: Ferguson, Boursier, “America’s Legacy of Racism”; LaPier, “New Wave of Anti-Protest May Infringe on Religious Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples”; Snibbe, “Ten Million Percent Happier”; Gandhi videos; MLK, Jr. Strength to Love; Wiesel videos.)
What are the weaknesses, risks, or difficulties with this way of thinking of spirituality for justice and/or peacemaking? (Source options: Ferguson, Boursier, “America’s Legacy of Racism”; LaPier, “New Wave of Anti-Protest May Infringe on Religious Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples”; Snibbe, “Ten Million Percent Happier”; Gandhi videos; MLK, Jr. Strength to Love; Wiesel videos.)
What are the strengths of spirituality as justice or peacemaking? (Source options: (i.e., Ferguson, Boursier, “America’s Legacy of Racism”; LaPier, “New Wave of Anti-Protest May Infringe on Religious Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples”; Snibbe, “Ten Million Percent Happier”; Gandhi videos; MLK, Jr. Strength to Love; Wiesel videos.)
Synthesis 2 Content
Introduction paragraph with thesis statement as the last sentence in the opening paragraph.
Synthesis of the key themes for A Spirituality of Imperfection (approximately 400 words).
Subhead that introduces the connection to justice and peacemaking.
Write an analysis or proposal that connects spirituality to justice and/or peacemaking (approximately 350 words).
In addition to Kurtz and Ketchum, directly engage (cite) at least three of the academic sources already covered in class.
Conclusion (approximately 50 words).
Word count:___
Works cited/references (formatted in MLA or APA).
File name includes your last name (Jones_Synthesis 2).

It will be graded on the following criteria:
Considers the assigned themes/questions comprehensively and effectively.
Integrates at least three assigned sources from previously covered material in TRS 1420 (in addition to Kurtz and Ketchum).
Develops an effective proposal or argument for a spirituality of imperfection as it embodies justice and peacemaking.
Uses the formal academic 3rd person.
Follows the formal writing style of MLA/APA.
Uses accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Turnitin* similarity score is 20% or lower.
Includes a reference list of works cited formatted in MLA/APA.

*Turnitin is connected in Brightspace and will generate a similarity score. The overall similarity score needs to be 20% or lower. If your score is higher, that means you need to paraphrase more and direct quote much less. Note that even when you paraphrase, you also need to include a parenthetical reference to show the source(s) for the ideas you are sharing.

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