April’s Anti-Racism Reading Group Invitation
Join us for a profound Zoom session on Monday, 15th April, from 7:15 - 8:45, hosted by Sarah MacDonald, as we delve into the crucial and ongoing journey of anti-racism. This session, integral to the OneSpirit community, is designed to foster a supportive environment where ministers and students can explore, understand, and challenge the pervasive issues of racism. The upcoming meeting focuses on the deep-seated impact of racism on our spiritual connections, communal relationships, and highest aspirations, emphasising a trauma-informed approach to undoing systemic racism.
Anti Racism Reading Group Notes
In their gathering on 12th February 2024, the Anti-Racism Reading Group led by Chloe Greenwood, Una Devine, Sarah MacDonald, and Sue Cockerill met to confront and address their embedded racist patterns. The group sought to use self-awareness tools to understand how societal racism influenced their views subconsciously. They aimed to uncover, understand, and overcome their own internal barriers of racism, enhancing their connection with themselves, the divine and each other.
Interfaith Dialogue and its Role in Cultivating Peace and Spiritual Enrichment
Explore the power of interfaith dialogue in nurturing peace, unity, and spiritual growth. Delve into the importance of engaging in diverse faith conversations and learn practical tips for meaningful exchanges. Embark on a journey to uncover common ground, promote harmony, and broaden your spiritual horizons while celebrating interconnectedness and understanding.
Mindfulness – A Path to Inner Peace and Spirituality
In this blog, we delve into the fascinating world of mindfulness, its profound implications on our mental well-being and its intrinsic connection to spirituality. The post demystifies what mindfulness entails, its significance in today's fast-paced life, and how it beautifully intertwines with spirituality. Further, it lays down a few methodologies to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life. This article serves as an invitation to embark on a journey of self-awareness, inner peace and spiritual enlightenment through the powerful tool of mindfulness.

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.