International Day of Friendship
As the International Day of Friendship approaches, OneSpirit celebrates the power of connections that bridge the divides of race, religion, and nationality. In a world often shadowed by division, this day stands as a beacon of solidarity, understanding, and shared humanity. OneSpirit champions the essence of friendship as a sacred bond, pivotal to its mission of fostering interfaith dialogue and respect for diverse beliefs. This occasion is not only about honouring existing bonds but also about reaching out to create new ones, expanding our understanding and empathy through every new friendship formed. At OneSpirit, we nurture qualities vital for genuine connection—empathy, open-mindedness, and inclusivity—within our courses and community. This Day of Friendship, acknowledge the friends who light your way and open your hearts to forming new bonds, in a collective endeavour to build a world where friendship transcends all barriers, guided by a vision of understanding, respect, and unconditional love.
A Call for Unity and Support
Lavinia, the Community Development Lead at OneSpirit, extends a warm introduction and expresses her admiration for the community’s sense of unity and support. She reflects on the unique, interconnected nature of the interfaith community, emphasising its collective strength. Currently, she highlights a special request from Martin Nathanael, who is seeking assistance and collaboration from fellow ministers and supporters for a project aimed at benefiting the community. Lavinia encourages members to engage with Martin's initiative, underscoring the importance of their interconnectedness and mutual support.
Embracing the Spirit of Summer Solstice
Embrace the radiant energy of the Summer Solstice, a time marked by ancient traditions and spiritual renewal. This significant period invites the OneSpirit community to indulge in deep reflection, nature immersion, and creative expression. It's an opportunity to celebrate the longest day of the year, acknowledging our inner growth and setting intentions for the journey ahead. Through sunrise and sunset meditations, connecting with nature, and fostering communal bonds, we honour this pivotal moment.
Celebrating Love Today & Everyday
This Pride Month, join OneSpirit in celebrating love's limitless nature. Embrace acts of loving-kindness in our diverse community, honouring each individual's journey with respect, acceptance, and pride. Love transcends boundaries; our support should too.

A Tapestry of Faiths: Embracing Nature through Diverse Spiritual Lenses

Exploring the sacred connection between spirituality and nature, A Tapestry of Faiths by OneSpirit highlights how diverse beliefs view and honour the Earth. It encourages us to embrace environmental stewardship.

Meaningful Engagement: Rethinking Approaches

Kailee helps redefine OneSpirit’s communications: from ‘marketing‘ to ‘engagement‘, fostering not just connections but heartfelt participation and growth. A shift that’s deeply aligned with the core mission.

From Punk to Interfaith Minister

From punk to an Interfaith Minister and transpersonal counsellor, blending spiritual and creative counselling approaches to deeply engage with clients and foster their development.

Resourcing from Myth…

OneSpirit Minister & Tutor Tim Ralphs presents an exploration of the power of myths and storytelling. It shares a poignant story of a man connecting his grief to a mythic tale. The post discusses the timeless impact of myths, their potential therapeutic value, and self-exploration.

Pilgrimage with the Coat of Hopes

Explore the pilgrimage of the “Coat of Hopes” with Sarah’s latest reflections on this unique interplay of ecological activism and community journey. Share your hopes and prayers for our planet and be a part of this
deeply moving initiative.

This is how it starts, This is how it ends

A reflective account touches on a childhood in 1950s Manchester, exploring evolving perceptions of race. Through personal anecdotes, it delves into racial innocence, curiosity, and the cultural fabric of a white-dominated community encountering diversity.

Along the way, with the Coat of Hopes

The “Coat of Hopes” is undertaking a journey to foster conversations about climate change and ecological crises. It traces a path of non-oppositional activism, inviting participation and sharing of individual griefs, hopes, prayers, and memories for the homeland.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

On Jan 27, OneSpirit honours International Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. We want to emphasise the power of remembrance for forging a compassionate world while standing united against prejudice and hatred.

Soul Work

Soul Work, introduced by Rev. Bryony Wildblood, blends traditional therapy with creativity, offering a dynamic approach through ceremony, ritual, and nature immersion. It seeks deeper connections, embracing body wisdom and personal rites for holistic healing.

Diversity and Interfaith – a personal perspective

Rev Annie Heppenstall shares insights into interfaith engagement, emphasizing deep listening and personal growth through diverse encounters. Inspired by multifaceted beliefs, she highlights the power of empathy and love in bridging differences for a better world.

Elements of Ordination

OneSpirit integrates symbolic elements into their ordination ceremonies, including a candle, bell sound, a stole, anointing, and closing gestures. Each brings personal depth and meaning, from divine presence to mindfulness reminders, service symbolism, and honouring greetings.

Stole Making

OneSpirit graduates share the joy of stole-making. Cecilia creates beautiful, unique stoles inspired by nature, supporting her spiritual work. Maureen crafts bespoke stoles reflecting each minister’s story. Kate combines her skills in crafting stoles and making portable altars.

Supporting Ukraine: Mike’s Journey to Poland

Mike, a OneSpirit student, and his twin embarked on a journey to Poland, bringing local donations to Ukrainian refugees. They shared insights and emotions from their heartrending trip, emphasising human empathy and the transformative power of service.

Reflections for 25 Years of OneSpirit

OneSpirit celebrates 25 years of growth, with 23 ordinations and over 900 graduates. The community flourished despite recent challenges, thanks to adaptability and resilience. As they acknowledge departing team members, they express optimism for the future.