Zia Alley writes:  A few weeks ago, I did a video interview with an urban arts organisation in which I talked about my training at OneSpirit, and about rite-of-passage rituals. The context was that I had been going to hold a rite-of-passage experience for their ‘Morning Rituals’ series. However, I pulled out of that project,…

Despite huge travel problems throughout the country, writes Bernd Leygraf, 60+ delegates followed our invitation to explore The Contributions of Spiritual Communities to Public Life at Ealing Abbey on 15 October. It was a day jam-packed with presentations ranging from academic talks to more facilitated events, to singing and gentle moment, working in pairs and small groups. Our…

Rob MacLachlan reviews a book by OneSpirit minister Clive Johnson that aims to map the interfaith movement, and prompts questions about what is distinctive about OneSpirit’s approach. What should we call ourselves? In this Foundation’s early years in the UK, most graduates thought of themselves simply as ‘interfaith ministers’. Around 2010, the official title was…

Fiona Horwood writes: A hospice patient once told me he wasn’t at all religious, but that if you look at a poppy seed head, you could see the wonder of all creation! It was working as a volunteer member of the Spiritual Care Team at that hospice, St Michael’s in Hereford, that led me to…

As the OneSpirit class of 2017 approaches Ordination, faculty member Annie Heppenstall reflects on how her own understanding of ministry unfolded. Over the years, several ministries have opened up in my life, but not quite how I planned! Since an early age I had a sense that I wanted to be useful to others, to…

Approaching ordination as a OneSpirit minister, Kevin Thompson looks back on his previous career, and sees the challenges and setbacks in a very different light. WHEN we are young, and as we grow, we start to make plans. And of course — as a wise man once said — it’s our life plans that make…

Bernd Leygraf writes:  Today is the third time in a year that I find myself, en route, in Paris, immediately in the aftermath of yet another act of violence. I am invariably touched at how, at Notre Dame (‘Our Lady’) Cathedral, the shrine at the heart of their nation, Parisiens, rather than hide away at…

Christopher Marcus writes: Many of us find, when we are no longer supported within the structure of the training, that our regular spiritual practice is harder to maintain. That’s why OneSpirit’s postgrad programme — the Mystery & Mastery Communities — can be a precious way to help each other nurture our connection with Spirit. Spiritual…

Anthea Ballam writes: I’ve been involved in two events, days apart, that shone a searching light on the whole ethos of ‘interfaith’, and served to remind me how important it is to be grounded in love. After a series of unexpected happenings, I found myself whisked up to the steel and concrete world of MediaCity…

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