Global Spiritual Traditions 1

Global Spiritual Traditions 1 (GST1) introduce students to World Religions and/or spiritual paths that have their origins in earth-centered, indigenous practice (Africa, Pagan, First Nation and other indigenous worldviews), or ancient Eastern philosophy and belief systems (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism). While engaging with the world’s knowledge, beliefs, traditions, scriptures, and practices, the curriculum incorporates lecture, dyad

Sacred Justice Ministry

In this course, students will immerse themselves in both self-inquiry and applied theology while exploring questions around diverse aspects of injustice and oppression, how spirituality informs social action, and key elements of social transformation. Specific areas of focus will include: Prison Ministry; Human Sexuality: History, Theology and Politics; Restorative Justice and Peacemaking Circles; an Introduction

ChI Culture & Foundations

This course introduces students to The Chaplaincy Institute’s core philosophy and foundation for spiritual care and ministry. A range of teachers will present and discuss perspectives such as: eco-spirituality; culturally inclusive spiritual spaces; the interfaith path of ministry; spirituality beyond religion; and spiritual care as if oppression matters. * This course is required for all

Theological Literacy

Theology literally means “words about the Divine.” In Theological Literacy, students will explore the concepts that attempt to describe the Divine, as well as how we understand the universe and ourselves in relation to the Divine. Our approach to ministry is always directed by our theology. In this course, students will receive an interfaith orientation

Global Spiritual Traditions 2

Global Spiritual Traditions 2 (GST2) is the second of a two-part series, but also open for stand-alone enrollment. This course introduces students to World Religions and/or spiritual paths that have their origins in the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Islam, Christianity). While studying the world’s knowledge, beliefs, traditions, scriptures, and practices, the curriculum incorporates lecture, dyad shares,