The work of OneSpirit interfaith ministers takes many different forms, as we bring our ministry into every facet of life. Here are some examples:

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? Meeting others who had done the training. In which year were you ordained?    2014 What is your minister’s vow, and your relationship to it? “Great Spirit, I am your love, I surrender to your grace, I commit to walk your path”….

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? To deepen my spirituality and to be explicit about my passion for spirituality. It started when I went through a minor crisis – where I realized that to be of help to someone I knew in need, I had to enact…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? Many things: a close friend embarking on the training; my on-going search for a spiritual home following a breach with my local Anglican parish, and failure to find another which met whatever my ill-defined needs were; questions about my vocation from…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? Ministry has always been a calling, but when I was in the Christian church I struggled not only with my own, but with all mono-religious views. They made less and less sense, and their common elements felt so in tune with…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? A desire to be more aware and available to my patients as a Macmillan specialist palliative care nurse. Internally, a deep longing to explore spirituality in an experiential way. Wherever I clicked, googled or read, the Interfaith Seminary came up! It…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? As a corporate trainer, I felt that spirituality was missing from my work. I wanted to learn more about the major faiths, apply it all on a deeper level, and find a more meaningful way of working and being in the…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? I had already been asked to conduct a few weddings and baby naming ceremonies. A friend told me about the training and encouraged me to apply. I knew, as soon as I went to the open day, this was for me….

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? Religion was always in the background of my childhood. My parents came from a Muslim household, although my mother converted to Christianity. I drifted away from Christianity in my 20’s, as I struggled to reconcile being gay with what I was…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? I’d been living in Hong Kong for about 7 years, after having lived in Findhorn. I felt the need again for more spiritual nourishment, and was drawn to both the community of Auroville in India, and the Interfaith Seminary (as it…

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