The Multifaith Maggidut training program is dedicated to developing your skills and spiritual depth as a spiritual storyteller, with a special emphasis on the challenges and benefits of multi-faith spiritual discovery. While the underpinnings of the program are based on Jewish spiritual storytelling, participants are encouraged from any faith tradition. In fact, we have regular guest faculty from a variety of religions – you can read some of their biographies here.
Each of us experiences spirituality in a “language” across a range from universal to particular: we recognize both the common values that underpin all faith traditions and the variety of practices and forms that are unique to each tradition. It has been our consistent experience that the more someone opens up to different – especially unfamiliar – expressions of faith and spirituality, the more they can deepen their own spirituality and faith traditions.
This is noble, challenging, and ultimately deeply transformative work, both for the “tellers” and the audience. As such, it requires facility in and knowledge of one’s own tradition, other traditions, and the art and science of spiritual storytelling. Additionally, development of these skills requires and results in personal spiritual transformation.
To accomplish this, we have designed Multifaith Maggidut as a two-year experience divided into four 20-week terms. You can find the contents of each term here and the overall schedule here. You may enroll in a free sample Core class or request more information here.
There are four themes which are explored throughout the program:
- Jewish foundations
- Multifaith foundations
- Storytelling foundations
- Spiritual direction
Classes are held every other week; spiritual direction takes place in private one-to-one calls, once per month.
Jewish students who wish are eligible to receive s’micha – ordination – after the successful completion of the two years. Non-Jewish students, or those Jewish students not seeking s’micha, will receive a certificate as a spiritual storyteller.
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