John and Rebecca in front of the church in Turin that holds the Shroud
John Jackson makes Shroud presentation at the Shroud Center
Our educational program is oriented to discussing both scientific and theological issues related to the Shroud (see discussion on scientific and theological research at TSC under the Research Tab). Our program is divided into three (3) distinct offerings divided into three (3) offerings:
General Presentations: These are introductory level presentations on the Shroud which are tailor-made for a variety of different groups:
a. Church: Adult / teenage groups
b. Civic: Adult groups
c. Educational: Middle and High School
d. University: Colloquia / Talks
Shroud Seminar: An adult education program designed to be conducted over an intense three (3) day period, or periodically over a longer time interval. Instruction is aimed at providing an intermediate level of understanding of the scientific and religious topics related to the Shroud. The seminar would help support students who wish to give introductory presentations on the Shroud and answer most questions but not necessarily those related to complex scientific details. We are currently taking reservations for students wishing to attend a seminar session in 2015.
School for Shroud Studies: An advanced two-semester study curriculum designed to be taught over an approximately two-week period. This course of study is for students wishing to perform Shroud-related research, make scientifically informed presentations on the Shroud, or to personally gain a deep understanding of the complex issues regarding the scientific and theological research issues regarding the Shroud. The curriculum for the School of Shroud Studies is currently being developed for introduction during calendar year 2014, based on pre-enrollment demand.