In our multicultural and multireligious world, effective spiritual leadership requires the kind of understanding, perspective and skill that comes from engagement with diverse communities and contexts for ministry. Contextual learning helps us to see the reciprocal ways that self and culture, social forces, and institutions shape and give meaning to our life together.
PSR’s Contextual Learning Program seeks to provide a link between the seminary and diverse communities throughout the world. We will assist students in developing a process for exposure and critical reflection.
Through contextual learning, we can:
- Discover the lenses through which we view the world and ourselves
- Learn how these lenses impact our formation as spiritual leaders
- Understand and appreciate diverse perspectives and how they might radically differ from our own
- Develop competency for leadership in multicultural and multireligious communities