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These 5-day courses are designed to inspire and educate people who are called to serve in an Interfaith capacity in our increasingly diverse world. Participants immerse themselves in a deeply creative and nurturing environment to develop and deepen their personal theological perspectives, while also expanding their capacity to serve the spiritually and culturally diverse world in which we live.
Many individuals enroll in Thematic Module Intensives to discern their call to ministry and chaplaincy, prior to applying to our Interfaith Studies Certificate Course.
Each month a team of core and guest faculty guides students in an integral learning experience, incorporating theological, academic, creative and experiential elements. Each module has a distinct theme—either a world religion or a particular aspect of Interfaith ministry. Class content at the modules flows between didactic and experiential, theological and psychological, artistic and reflective modalities. Although each module is different, all of them contain elements of ministry, chaplaincy and spiritual care skill-building. Each module offers opportunities to explore prayer, meditation and ritual through the lens of a particular faith tradition. In addition, nearly every module includes:
On the first day of the module, you will be expected to attend lunch with Lauren Van Ham, Dean,to orient you to our learning community. Please also plan to attend all 5 days of the module. Assistance/access for differently-abled participants can be accommodated with prior arrangement.
Tuition: $1,200 payable at registration
Registration: By phone, please call (510) 843-1422 or
Scholarships, financial aid, discounts, and on-line learning, are not available for single modules.
Catholic & Orthodox Christianity
Earth Based Traditions
Mystical Islam - Sufism
Spiritual Psychology 1
Hinduism & Sikhism
Spiritual Psychology 2