This course seeks to provide an overview of the relationship between conflicts and social justice at local and global levels as well as peacebuilding initiatives to transform such conflicts in both South and North contexts. Various conceptual frameworks for understanding global and local social justice will be analyzed and critiqued. Drawing on case studies in diverse regions in the Global South, seven specific themes or sectors will be critically examined, including paradigms of development and globalization, rural poor, women, child labour, migrant workers, indigenous peoples and ecological sustainability. The impact of unjust social structures and relationships at international, national and local levels in catalyzing conflicts will be analyzed. Various exemplars of grassroots peacebuilding initiatives and movements to transform these conflicts towards realities that reflect the values and principles of social justice will also be explored. The course also provides a forum for understanding the roles played by NGOs, other civil society organizations and social movements in the building of a just world community.