*January 25-29: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm PT; 4 hours synchronous and 1.5 hours asynchronous per day.
Multireligious Intensive: Amidst the Blessing of the Ancestors weaves teachings on organic multireligiosity from Shaykh Ibrahim Baba / Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajaje with practices of ancestral engagement. 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 includes conceptual exploration and embodied practice with work in ancestral lineage engagement, reverence and healing. Students complete readings and watch / listen to recordings and submit a reflection post prior to the intensive, and complete a second reflection paper after the intensive. Required for MDiv and recommended for MASC degrees. Limited to 20 students. Intended audience: All degree programs. Relates to Thresholds: I, II, IV, VI, VII. Relates to MFC: I, III, VII. Maximum enrollment: 20