In this video, Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward introduces the course
“Dynamic Youth Ministry” offered online in fall 2011.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST POLITY IMMERSION at GA
Charlotte, NC, June 22-26. Instructor: Susan Ritchie
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.
Berkeley, CA, Aug 15-19. Instructor: Ibrahim Farajajé
Week-long course on “maftirim”, a form of sacred music that grew out of the encounter of Turkish Jewish and Mevlevi Sufi traditions in the Ottoman Empire.
FALL 2011 ONLINE
Early registration is open April 4-15. These semester-long courses begin September 2011.
Instructor: Chris Fry; Online
Development of “forgiveness practices” and interpersonal forgiveness, drawing on Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism as well as positive psychology, poetry, and neuroscience.
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Instructor: Rudra Dundzila; Online
Explore the theory and practice of adult faith formation. Participants may develop unique adult faith development programming that they could implement in their congregations.
DYNAMIC YOUTH MINISTRY
Instructors: Megan Dowdell and Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward; Online
Geared particularly toward Unitarian Universalists, but open to all, this course seeks to embody a vision of youth ministry that is a vibrant, robust, and flexible part of every congregation.
PROMISED LANDS and IMMIGRANTS
Instructor: Hugo Càrdova Quero; Online
Understanding the different realities of immigrants, focusing on the cases of Latina/o immigrants in the United States and Japan in relation to their experiences of faith, ethnicity and gender.
RUMI IMMERSION in TURKEY
December 2011, Instructor: Ibrahim FarajajÃ©
Join Sufis from around the world for concerts, symposia, lectures, sema, and dhikrs in Istanbul and Konya, Turkey during the annual celebration of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi.
Week-long intensive courses in January 2012, at the Berkeley campus of Starr King, include:
- Unitarian Universalist History
- Resilience and Resistance
- On Other Worlds: Science Fiction, Theology, and Culture
- Unitarian Universalist Social Action: For Such a Time as This
- Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers and Religious Liberals