For joint-program students participating in Chaplaincy Institute (ChI) modules as part of the Interfaith Studies Certificate. Students will dive into the spiritual teachings of Sufism, a path of “intimacy with the Divine” which uses music, dance, and chanting as worship practice. Participants will also explore how Sufi teachings inform spiritual care for the interfaith chaplain. Other elements in the module include: creative improvisation as a spiritual practice; faith styles and stages of faith; comparative theology; peacemaking circles and restorative justice. To embody the teachings, students will be led in Dances of Universal Peace as well as an evening Zikr, a celebration of the Divine Beloved through chanting, poetry, and sacred movement. This course is only for students who have been admitted to the SKSM-ChI joint program and is not available to other SKSM students or to students from other GTU schools. This course does not count toward residency requirements.