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As the Season of Miracles approaches, The Multifaith Spirituality Exploration Group (M’SEG) is bringing to schools opportunities to explore Miracles from a Multifaith perspective in support of the “Religion and Life Scope and Sequence” and the “WA Curriculum Framework 5 Clusters of Core Shared Values.” Our programs are serious and structured enough to meet requirements of the Curriculum and creative and “crazy/quirky/cool” enough to make them unforgettable to students and staff alike!
In a 50 minute lesson students are engaged, challenged and uplifted as they examine religion in historical and contemporary contexts, investigate ritual practices in social expression and individual lifestyle and synthesize their own responses to the challenges of religion and spirituality in a multifaith, multicultural democratic society. Our Double Session Options reinforce and expand learning by incorporating living experiences in relevant cultural arts such as music, art, story-telling and dance. Simple Question and Answer Sessions, also available to staff and students, may be of value in Professional Development.
In our Multifaith Programs, staff and students will discover multiple perspectives of key features of religion itself– in this case the focal feature will be “Miracles.” Specifically, students will delve into the topic of Miracles as expressed through the Christian Traditions of the Nativity Story and the Jewish Traditions surrounding Chanukkah (sometimes called the “Festival of Lights”). Other available programs which may be of interest in planning for 2015 include Forgiveness, Blessings, Theology, Prayer, Ritual and The Bible.
Franciscan – Interfaith Vocation Friar Brother Cledwyn (Brothers of the Cross) and Rabbi Sheryl Nosan-Lantzke (Jewish Spirituality Australia) have created M’SEG to bring a message to learners of all ages and backgrounds: the more understanding, the more peace. They have taught students PK-Year 12 and have adaptations of their programme suitable for middle and upper primary students, junior secondary students, and upper secondary students. They are both credentialed educators (fully registered and single subject registered, respectively) and can provide all required documentation.
To find out more or book a program with Brother Cledwyn and Rabbi Sheryl, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.