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We Live in an Interfaith World

We live in a complex faith world; it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the diversity. Theology as a Second Language and the Spiritual Mentoring Institute are curricula designed to help organizational ambassadors and organizational leaders to move from a simple stance of “live and let live” to a more informed and compassionate stance of “how can we help each other live well?”

Theology as a Second Language is designed for use with mature members of faith organizations to help form them as Spiritual Mentors and Ambassadors to the wider religious community. It was designed and piloted at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro (UUCO.) Through a grant from the Louisville Institute, the curriculum has been revised and expanded for wider use.

The Spiritual Mentoring Institute is a week-long intensive based on the curriculum, Theology as a Second Language. The Institute introduces organizational leaders (ministers, religious educators, service coordinators, etc.) to the philosophy, tools, skills, and information that will help you personally and institutionally to be a better interfaith neighbor.

Introduction to Theology as a Second Language
and Essay on Religious Identity- PDF

Theology as a Second Language Modules

Introduction to Theological Reflection (Volume 1)

  • Theological Reflection Overview PDF
  • Theological Reflection Session 1 PDF
  • Theological Reflection Session 1- Helping Relationships Chart- PDF
  • Theological Reflection Session 2 PDF
  • Theological Reflection Session 3-4 PDF
  • Theological Reflection Session 5 PDF
  • Theological Reflection Session 6 PDF

Introduction to Interfaith Dialogue (Volume 2)

  • Interfaith Dialogue- Session 1 Pre-Reading on Terms, p.1 PDF
  • Interfaith Dialogue- Session 1 Pre-Reading on Terms, p.2 PDF
  • Interfaith Dialog Session 1 PDF
  • Interfaith Dialog Session 2 PDF
  • Interfaith Dialog Session 3 PDF
  • Interfaith Dialog Session 3- Theological Reflection Circle with Several Participants PDF
  • Interfaith Dialog Session 4 PDF
  • Interfaith Dialog Session 5 PDF
  • Interfaith Dialog Session 5- Being Viewed as Strange PDF
  • Interfaith Dialog Session 6 PDF

Introduction to World Traditions

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The SPIRITUAL MENTORING INSTITUTE is for organizational leaders ready to move from a simple stance of, "Live-and-let-live," to a more informed and compassionate, "How can we help each other live well?" in our complex faith world.

Spiritual Mentoring Institute

The Spiritual Mentoring Institute is an introduction to tools, skills, and information that will help you personally and institutionally be a better interfaith neighbor and friend.

The Spiritual Mentoring Institute is based on the curriculum, Theology as a Second Language, which was designed and piloted at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro (UUCO).

Through a grant from the Louisville Institute, the curriculum has been revised and expanded for wider use. This week-long Institute introduces you to the format, skills, and materials to help you offer the curriculum in your community.

SMI Workshop: 9-14 August 2015

The workshop will be held at the Mt. St. Joseph Conference and Retreat Center; Maple Mount, KY 42356. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro.

Workshop Brochure and Registration Details- Page 1 Page 2