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Summer 2011

Polity Intensive at General Assembly Immersion (June)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., June 22 - 26
Susan Ritchie

This course explores the past and present of Congregational Polity as practiced in Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist contexts.  How have changing cultures and theologies of leadership, authority, accountability and church shaped (and been shaped by) our institutions?  How does our polity advance (and where does it retard) issues of social justice? Our setting at General Assembly will allow us to move beyond mere history towards an understanding of what it takes to be an effective and responsible political actor in contemporary UU settings.  Students will be expected to have completed the MFC required readings on Polity before class gathers (all are located on the UUA website).    First meeting: Wednesday evening, 6/22/11, Charlotte, NC
View or download the course syllabus (pdf).
FTHS 4077 3 Units
Minimum 3     Limit 20  Pin Required: Yes
Registration period: May 23 – June 3

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Aug 15 - 19
Ibrahim Farajaje

This course in Ritual Arts will explore a musical form that grew out of the encounter of Jewish and Muslim Sufi traditions in the Ottoman Empire. Sufi musicians would attend Jewish Shabbat services to hear the maftirim and Jewish maftirim singers would go to Muslim Sufi gatherings to hear their music. This class will examine the history of Judaism in the Ottoman Empire as well as the evolution of Turkish Jewish ritual forms. We will study the development of the Mevlevi Sufi musical and ritual traditions and the maqam system.  The course will include theory and daily singing practice.  It will also serve as an excellent preparation for participation in the Rumi Immersion in December 2011.
RAHR 4197  3 Units
Minimum: 5 Limit: 15             PIN Required: Yes
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Registration period: May 23 – June 3

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