Being with Dying and Death

Being with Dying and Death July 21 - 23, 2023, 1.5 credit hours elective, $510 In this course, participants explore important aspects of being with dying and death from multidisciplinary perspectives. Instructors will provide practical clinical and personal tools for being with dying and death, professionally and personally. Focus areas include: the spiritual agenda of

Global Spiritual Traditions I

August 4-5, 2023, 2 credit hours, $680 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,


Engaging Communities of Care

Engaging Communities of Care Every Community of Care starts with a Caring Story. This year's caring story saw a series of mini-tragedies befell Elizabeth and her 99 year old father John Becker. First his prostate cancer slipped into his bones. 5 days later, their car and all of their technology was stolen from in front of their home,

The Work of Beloved Community

The Work of Beloved Community: Removing Unconscious Bias from the Soil of the Soul August 18 - 20, 2023, 1 credit hour elective, $350 In the face of profound social injustice and economic inequality, people of faith are called to be change agents, co-creators of more equitable, sustainable and life-giving communities. In our present time


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: ecospirituality; 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

Ceremony, Ritual, & Rites of Passage

Ceremony, Ritual & Rites of Passage for Interfaith Ministry: Sept 29 & 30, 1 credit hour Interfaith spiritual leaders are called on to create or lead ceremonies and rituals for an expanding range of life events, with people of any or no faith tradition.  How do we prepare for our role in leading a ritual?

Global Spiritual Traditions II

Global Spiritual Traditions II October 6 - 8, 2023, 2 credit hours, $700 Global Spiritual Traditions II is the second of a 2-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