The Lutheran Center is excited to offer a community education course on Native American Spirituality led by Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy during Spring 2023.
Beginning Thursday, February 23rd, this course will explore Indigenous perspectives on spirituality, language, voice, history, interpretation, and values through an Indigenous theological lens and cross-disciplinary contextual study.
Through this course, participants will obtain knowledge about, comprehension of, and insight into the importance and relevance of spirituality among Native American cultures. Participants will make connections between spirituality and understanding oneself, one’s place in the world, and one’s relationships with others; between religion, spirituality, and one’s own beliefs, attitudes, and values; between spiritual beliefs and practices of Native American tribes with their local environments and various expressions such as origin stores, cosmologies, sacred sites, symbolism, and rituals.
This is an independent program of the Lutheran Center for students, staff, faculty, and greater community members. It is not a St. Olaf College credit-bearing course and is not a St. Olaf College Curriculum course.
When: Thursdays (February 23rd – April 27th with no meeting on March 30th and April 6th) from 6:30-7:45 pm on Zoom; one in-person gathering on Thursday, April 13th with Dr. Gwen Westerman
Cost (for all classes): $10 for students; $25 for staff/faculty, alumni, and parents; $50 for community members. Register here!