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? 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…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? I was a peace activist, passionate about bringing peace to our streets in Manchester in our late gang culture back in 2006, after my son received a 9-year prison sentence. I was seeking office space and approached local headteacher Laura Roberts,…

What was it about OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation that attracted you? I’ve been a ‘friend of’ for a long time, and have always felt a great resonance between my own life journey and the values, spirituality and training of OneSpirit. A series of curious synchronicities led to me apply for the faculty post, which felt like…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? I had always wanted to explore various religious and spiritual paths experientially, beyond the academic perspective. I saw an advert for (as it was then called) The New Seminary and it was a no-brainer! I signed up immediately. In which year…

What was it that first called you to train as a OneSpirit interfaith minister? I was working in pastoral care at a boarding school and was involved in developing the spiritual and moral welfare of the young people. But I wasn’t entirely satisfied with what we provided. I thought we could create something more authentic…

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