Multireligious Intensive: Amidst the Blessing of the Ancestors weaves teachings on organic multireligiosity from Ibrahim Baba and Swami Abishiktananda with practices of ancestor reverence and healing. Organic multiregliosity “interrupts practices of considering religions as monolithic, rigidly-separated traditions in conflict with one another [and] understands them as having complex and constantly-morphing relationships…” (Ibrahim Baba). This intensive focuses on multireligiosity in personal practice, in spiritual leadership, and toward countering oppression and cultural (mis)appropriation. This course combines conceptual exploration and embodied practice with tending work in ancestral lineage ritual and repair. Students complete readings and submit a reflection paper prior to the intensive, and complete a second reflection paper after the intensive. Required for MDiv and MASC degrees.