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Master of Theological Studies (MTS)


The resurgence in the popularity of pilgrimage over the last few decades in all faith traditions provides an opportunity to advance ecumenism. Through Scripture analysis, personal interviews, library research and the personal experience of the author, this thesis strives to identify a set of elements or practices that would make for a powerful and effective ecumenical pilgrimage system design. These include scope and theme, committee structure, hymns, scripture readings, prayers, rituals, spiritual direction, silent reflection, communal meals and symbolism. These elements are then combined to propose a design for an ecumenical pilgrimage that would take place in northern New Mexico.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a degree of Master of Theological Studies.