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Enrolment is Now Open for Our Two-Year Ministry Training Programme ~ Embrace Your Spiritual Calling with the Birch Pathway at OneSpirit!

Dive into our Two-Year Ministry Training Programme and turn your spiritual calling into a reality. The Birch Pathway offers a unique online environment filled with spiritual insights and guidance towards becoming a minister. It’s a crafted journey designed to maximise personal growth and equip you for transformative service through the Four Pillars of Growth: Self-Awareness, Empathy, Holistic Development, and Personal Vision. Our programme integrates Six Strands of spiritual training, encompassing everything from world faith traditions, the art of ceremony, empathetic listening, spiritual counselling, and psycho-spiritual practices, to community service. Together, they form a full-fledged experience aimed at nurturing your spiritual and ministerial potential. Explore more on our Training Overview Page. The Birch Pathway isn’t just a programme; it’s your first step on a transformative journey to spiritual leadership and interconnected growth. Let’s journey together! Start (or continue!) your path to purpose and passion — enrolment is open until 30 September, with the two-year training beginning in October. 

"I feel more connected with others and am developing a deep listening skill as time goes on. I am calmer, more mindful and more present in everyday life. I see this as an opportunity for self-improvement and personal growth. I am gaining valuable knowledge and the experience of those who have gone before me." – Tony, Current OneSpirit Student

OneSpirit exists to serve people of all faiths and none. Our purpose is to promote respect and understanding between those of different beliefs. We do not promote any particular religious affiliation, belief or doctrine as part of our mission. We are driven by the desire to unite voices, skills, and individuals from all walks of life in a shared space – fostering deep listening, connection, and community.

Born out of a response to the horrors of the Holocaust, our organisation is founded on the desire to promote peace in the world by deepening our capacity for understanding and dialogue and encouraging and equipping others to do the same. OneSpirit is a beacon illuminating the power of human connection, compassion, and transformation. Throughout our existence, our narrative has continuously been redefined while our hearts remain the same – steadfast in our commitment to peace-building, empathy, and acceptance, fundamental elements of our enduring mission.

Established in 1996, OneSpirit is an educational charity that embraces and serves all – those with a faith and those without. We offer a diverse array of short courses exploring themes such as peace-making, inner leadership, sacred activism, embracing diversity, and spiritual counselling. Furthermore, our 2-year Ministry training program nurtures individuals called to serve others, aligning with their authentic selves. We help to educate and enable those called to serve people of all faiths in our diverse communities.

Learn More About Who We Are

OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation, born in the 1970s, wove a journey of unity from diversity and pain. Global peace and healing were its guiding light, led by visionary minds such as Rabbi Gelberman and Miranda Macpherson. Over five decades, OneSpirit nurtured interfaith dialogue, maturing into a vibrant, inclusive community providing spiritual support to all. It evolved as a beacon of hope, offering training transcending boundaries, and touching many lives.

Today, OneSpirit stands as a beacon of hope and transformation, offering training that transcends traditional boundaries to touch the lives of many. In an era marked by beauty, suffering, and intricate challenges, our work has never been more pertinent. As we continue to open our doors wider, inviting more souls to cross the threshold into a shared journey of spiritual discovery, we remain committed to embodying the heart’s truth and extending compassionate support to all corners of our interconnected world. 

Join us in embracing this ever-evolving journey of spiritual acceptance.

Courses, Workshops, Webinars, and Retreats

OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation presents a diverse selection of courses, retreats, workshops, and much more, specifically designed for ministers and the broader public. We lovingly invite you to immerse yourself in the core aspects of spirituality and inclusivity, facilitated by our distinguished OneSpirit faculty and affiliated members.

We provide live courses (both online and in-person to cater to various preferences), ensuring that all who want to participate are able, no matter their location. We’ve pursued this approach because we recognise the distinct needs of our community, and firmly believe that anyone seeking personal growth should have the opportunity to achieve it.

Click here for all our offerings, including some previous opportunities!

Who are Our Interfaith Ministers?

Nurturing unique individuals in diverse spiritual landscapes, our ministers are friendly guides for spiritual growth and committed workers beyond societal boundaries. With an alumni network of over 1,000 ministers, they provide personalised ceremonies, rituals, and spiritual accompaniment for various occasions, including weddings, funerals, and blessings. Our ministers also offer coaching, chaplaincy, healing therapies, inspirational talks and creative workshops.

Their presence enriches life’s special moments as they celebrate and honour wholesome humanity. Seeking a ceremony reflecting your personal values?

Come & browse through our ministers now!

What is Interfaith?

“There is only one river. There is only one sea. And it flows through you, and it flows through me. There is only one people. We are one and the same. We are all one spirit. We are all one name.” – Peter Yarrow

“An Interfaith Minister is truly the bridge between faith and no faith – bringing love to the focus. Whether you have a set belief or believe in the power of people or love; an Interfaith Minister seeks to promote your own wholeness.”

“We are on Earth to take care of life. We are on Earth to take care of each other.” – Xiye Bastida

“Interfaith is not a religion. It walks among the religions. Interfaith begins when we create a bridge between one set of beliefs and traditions and another… An Interfaith Minister ideally is one who turns towards all, regardless of their beliefs or practices, with an open heart and mind, offering them a mirror to their own wholeness and their own divinity.” – OneSpirit Minister, Susanna Stefanachi Macomb

Upcoming Courses, Workshops, and Retreats… 

Spiritual Practice Circle

This Circle is designed to offer you a structured space to meet with like-minded people to develop and stay in touch with your own regular spiritual practice. Each month will act as a drop-in space, so you can commit to as many sessions as you feel will be beneficial for your own journey. The Circle launches in February 2024 and will run for six months. More here…

The Sacred Work of Facing & Addressing Racism

Delve into the dynamics of racism in this enlightening & educational course! Create a respectful & compassionate space, and face racism head-on. In our 6th workshop, we’ve refined content with wisdom from dedicated black professionals. Come join us and make a difference. This highly requested workshop is returning in February 2024 and will run once a week for four weeks. More here…

Sacred Activism: Living Non-Violence

Eager to embrace non-violence and unlock your inner strength without turning to aggression? Our comprehensive short course dives into non-violence, both as a spiritual pursuit and a contemporary movement, equipping you with invaluable tools such as meditation, collaborative sharing, profound insights, and so much more! This course debuts in May 2024 and runs for five sessions. More here…

Story, Self, and Spirit 

Embark on an enchanting journey to explore the narrative of your life with the Story, Self, and Spirit course. Led by a seasoned storyteller, this course invites you to delve into the world’s folktales and myths, sparking your imagination and personal growth. Due to popular demand, this course is returning in April 2024 and offers a monthly oasis — a chance to engage at your pace, crafting and rediscovering the stories that shape you. Join us and weave your spiritual tapestry. More here…

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