Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Seminarian Retreat

The Interfaith Seminarian Retreat, also known as the SOFT program (Seminarians: Sharing Our Faith Traditions) is an annual dialogue facilitated by The Multicultural Alliance in partnership with COSTS (The Council of Southwestern Theological Seminaries). Seminarians and clergy of many faith traditions, including Jewish, Christian and Muslim, are gathered for a week-long retreat in which each participant is given the opportunity to express and inform others of their faith traditions, and gain valuable insight to the traditions of faiths other than their own. This retreat facilitates the promotion and acceptance of cultural and theological differences. 

The 2017 Seminarian Interfaith retreat was Monday January 2 to Thursday January 5 in Pottsboro, Texas. It marked our 30th retreat.
The Resource Scholars, Rev. Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed , Rabbi Adam Greenwald and Imam Yaseen Shaikh, discussed the theme Learning the Practice of Religious Leadership

Invited seminaries and theological schools who are current in their COST: Council of Southwest Theological Schools membership are eligible for participation in the SOFT program. Staff members of participating seminaries will provide more information to students who are interested in attending SOFT.     

Written by Dina Malki, Seminary Retreat participant, 2014




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