May Immersion Courses



Multi-Religious Immersion, Columbus

c bus oh graphicEncounter Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other lived religions in the United States. Sample Somali, Vietnamese, Indian, and other cuisines in Ohio. Consider best practices in interreligious relations and examine various Christian perspectives on other religions as part of your seminary training for leadership in the 21st century.

Experience all of this in the Multi-Religious Immersion Course, May 20-30, 2013. This three semester-hour course includes firsthand interaction with selected religious organizations and leaders in the United States’ 15th most populous city and its surrounding region.

Special attention will be given to the lived experiences of non-Christian religious groups, various types of interreligious relations, and a range of Christian perspectives on other religions. The class begins with orientation on Monday evening, May 20, and concludes Thursday afternoon, May 30. (There are no scheduled activities on Memorial Day, May 27). Course activities include religious site visits, presentations by local religious leaders, discussion and debriefing sessions, and a variety of eating experiences. Students must provide their own transportation to Trinity’s campus each day. Overnight lodging is available. The course activities fee (approximately $385, contingent on final enrollment) covers transportation for course activities, two meals per day (excluding Memorial Day), and other costs (excluding tuition). Enrollment is limited to 14. Three semester hours. For course information, contact the course instructor, Dr. Paul D. Numrich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 740-362-3443.
                                                
The summer course brochure includes registration and housing information, and the application form.

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Life and Ministry in Appalachia

appalachia regionAn interaction with the history, culture, and religion of Appalachia in an eight-day visit to Jefferson and Indiana Counties, Pennsylvania.  Explore the impact of lumber, oil, fracking, and tourism; visit campus ministry, an Amish community, and Punxsutawney; consider how to do ministry with fewer than 10 people. Visit in homes, churches, tourist, and ministry sites. Pre-immersion study and post-trip reflections will guarantee an extensive understanding of ministry that is faithful to its unique context. Additional travel costs apply, estimated $250 - 300. Three semester hours J-Term credit for Trinity M.Div. students. For course information contact the course instructor, Dr. Mary E. Hughes, senior research professor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The summer course brochure includes registration and housing information, and the application form.






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