Interfaith Leadership in a Multi-Faith Context
College: Knox College
Date Cancelled: 
Aug 25, 2020
Course Code: 
KNP1651HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

In a post-Christian and multi-cultural society there is a growing need for interfaith leadership from spirltual leaders who are grounded in their own tradition but knowledgeable and respectful of the ways people experience God/Divine and/or adhere to diverse beliefs. Spiritual leaders are called upon to offer support and spiritual guidance to Individuals and with communities In times of crlsis, distress, transition and celebration. This course recognizes the importance of developing the knowledge, skills and aptitude of students who study theology, spirituality and psychotherapy. In order to provide leadership through public prayer, ritual and or ceremony. These are now considered essentfal skills for people who find themselves as chaplains, spiritual care practitioners, religious congregational leaders, social service agency providers, psycho-spiritual therapist and para church workers. This course will help students to understand the current rellglous and spiritual landscape In Canada along with providing a brief foundation to the major religious and cultural groups In the GTA and across Canadian society. Students will learn about the importance of developing rituals and ceremonies to bring healing and hope. We will work to confront our own biases. Students will learn about the contexts of leadership and how to reflect theologically and splrltually upon our practice

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2020
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
TBA
Program Requirement: 
Meets the theology course for Knox BD, the diversity requirement for MPS, SCP Certificate and the multifaith dialogue from a Christian perspective at Knox
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
Workshop
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Other
Book Review