Certificate – Spirituality in a Multifaith World 

Our religious landscape is changing rapidly. The Focus of this certificate is how to engage in dialogue with, and how to minister to, such a world in ways that promote interreligious and interspiritual understanding and appreciation.

Students may choose from an array of courses, some of them focusing on a single tradition, such as Quakerism or Islam, others of them seeking to bring traditions into conversation. Yet other courses attend to new expressions of the spiritual life, both within and beyond historical communities of faith. The program consists of six courses and can be completed within two years. Courses may be taken entirely from the study of Spirituality, or students can choose up to two electives from across the curriculum.


Choose Six Courses:

  • Spiritual Formation and Personal Practice
  • Mysticism: An Interfaith Exploration
  • The Spirit of Islam: The Qur'an and Its Interpreters
  • Islam in Text and Film
  • Quaker Spirituality
  • Interfaith Dialogue (Prerequisite: TS 101)
  • New Frontiers in Spirituality
  • History of Christian Spirituality
  • Community, Diversity, and Conflict
  • Up to two electives frome across the curriculum 


Learn more about Michael Birkel, Professor of Christian Spirituality, and other teaching faculty.

See complete course listings at Student Academic Services web site.

Request more information or apply online.