COMMUNITY COLLECTION

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.
Spiritual Diversity: Hear from Our Students
Explore the heartfelt spiritual journeys of our OneSpirit students, whose transformative encounters with diverse religious beliefs enlighten and inspire. Each account embodies a shared ethos of respect and acceptance of diverse spiritual paths. As we honour the richness of faith diversity, we extend an invitation to those ready for their own transformative journey.
Discover a New Horizon With ROSIM
Join our ROSIM community, a vibrant network designed to amplify your reach and connect you with over 2,000 engaged individuals. Showcase your events, tap into supportive and inspiring interactions, and make a real impact. Ready to elevate your journey? Dive into a world where visibility and collaboration meet.

Embracing the Spirit of Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice invites us into a season of renewal, reflection, and growth. Join the OneSpirit community in embracing the longest day’s energy for deep contemplation, nature bonding, creative expression, and fostering interconnectedness.

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.

Spiritual Diversity: Hear from Our Students

Dive into the diverse spiritual journeys at OneSpirit. Hear from students like Linden and Heather, who share their transformative experiences, finding profound wisdom across different faiths and beliefs.

Meaningful Engagement: Rethinking OneSpirit's Approach

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.

Honouring Togetherness on the Day of Living Together in Peace

Marking the Day of Living Together in Peace, OneSpirit reflects on peace starting within. By weaving a tapestry of diversity through dialogue and compassion, we celebrate our shared humanity and the path towards global harmony.

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.

Enrolment is Officially Open!

Enrolment for our Ministry Training is now open. With over 25 years of experience, it nurtures spiritual growth and leadership, fostering global consciousness, compassion, and interconnectedness in an evolving world.

April's Anti-Racism Reading Group

Join the Anti-Racism Reading Group on April 15th, 7:15 PM! Dive into works by Resmaa Menakem, Jackie Kay, and Audrey Lorde, exploring the sacred work of undoing racism. All ministers and students are welcome.

Introducing Annie: the Birch Pathway Tutor

Meet Annie, an integral part of the OneSpirit team, advocating an inter-spiritual journey enriched by her profound respect for all faiths, love for nature, and dedication to community through her role as ‘garden chaplain’.

Redefining Interfaith: Holistically and Inclusively

We redefine interfaith to be more inclusive, embracing diverse spiritual experiences beyond traditional religions. We honour individual spirituality, aiming for a compassionate community that celebrates spiritual diversity.

Earth Day 2024

Celebrating Earth Day: OneSpirit explores environmental stewardship within spiritual practices. Encourages members to engage in earth-centric activities, fostering unity and sustainability, doing our part one step at a time.

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.

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.

World Day to Combat Islamophobia 2024

For World Day to Combat Islamophobia 2024, OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation advocates for enriching interfaith dialogue, aiming to weave understanding and peace across diverse spiritual paths, fostering a society grounded in compassion and mutual respect.

International Women’s Day 2024

On International Women’s Day, OneSpirit honours women’s diverse contributions. Celebrating women of all backgrounds, it echoes calls for inclusivity, equality, and unity, championing women’s role in healing and spirit-led community leadership. 

OneSpirit on InterFaith Network Closure

The Inter Faith Network (IFN) in the UK, established in 1987 for interfaith understanding and cooperation, is closing due to financial challenges, despite support. OneSpirit reflects on the impact and calls for action to
continue IFN’s legacy.

An Invitation: Anti-Racism Reading Group

The OneSpirit Anti-Racism Reading Group invites individuals to explore race issues in their preferred way and share insights. Participants can potentially study, for example, ‘The Colour Purple’, do embodied exercises on racial trauma, or explore Hughes and Lourdes’s works.

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.

Anti Racism Reading Group Notes

The Anti-Racism Reading Group focuses on identifying and undoing personal racism patterns via self-reflection, acknowledging these as barriers to spiritual connections. It’s part of a deeper spiritual journey toward unity with oneself, others, and the divine.

OneSpirit’s Operations Manager Role

OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation seeks a passionate Operations Manager for a home-based role across the UK and Ireland, focusing on operational functions to support the charity’s aims and manage its remote team. Apply
by 3rd of March 2024.

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.

OneSpirit’s Community Development Lead

OneSpirit seeks a Community Development Lead passionate about weaving together its diverse community. The role focuses on building connections, fostering innovation, and driving exciting projects within the expansive
OneSpirit community.

Interfaith Dialogue and Cultivating Peace

OneSpirit fosters interfaith dialogue,
where individuals from varied faith paths
engage in rich discussions to exchange
wisdom. The aim is to deepen understanding, cultivate peace, and promote
spiritual growth.

Mindfulness: A Pathway to Inner Peace

Mindfulness is spotlighted by OneSpirit as a doorway to inner peace and heightened spirituality. Emphasising its roots in Eastern traditions, it serves as a remedy to modern life’s chaos, supporting anyone’s spiritual
exploration towards serenity.

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.

International Day of Education 2024

OneSpirit celebrates International Day of Education by spotlighting their Learning Design Specialist, Maddy. With a diverse background and a passion for interfaith education, she believes in the transformative power of learning and
applies this in her role.

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.

Sacred Activism: Living Non-Violence

OneSpirit offers a 5-week online course promoting peaceful power and Sacred Activism. Guided by Sarah MacDonald, participants explore structures of violence, non-violence as sacred activism, inner peace, and environmental consciousness – a transformative journey.

Finding and Maintaining Your Peace

In a world marred by conflict, OneSpirit envisions a united global community upholding peace and understanding. Urging moments of introspection and kindness, they share resources for mental and spiritual solace to nurture inner peace and interconnectedness.

Crafting Connections: The ROSIM Campaign

The ROSIM campaign celebrates being recognised by HMRC as a professional body. Members can now claim subscription fees as tax-deductible, affirming ROSIM’s value and enhancing its standing among professionals. Dive into this post to learn more about ROSIM.

What is an Interfaith Minister?

The #MonthofMinistry, initiated by Revs Sass Adams & Jo Royle, encourages OneSpirit Ministers to share their practices online. Aimed at defining ‘What is an interfaith minister?’, the campaign fosters community outreach through social media and personal stories.

Join Us on a Journey Through Our Training

OneSpirit offers a unique spiritual development and ministry training curriculum. Catering to diverse learning styles, it provides a space for personal growth and self-discovery. With online and in-person options, it culminates in ordination as an interfaith minister in 2025.

Ageing with Awareness by Felice Rhiannon

Rev. Felice Rhiannon’s “Ageing with Awareness” transitions from blog to book, offering 52 weekly contemplations. It challenges ageing stereotypes, promoting a conscious, joyful journey into elderhood with an invitation to rewrite life stories with freedom and wisdom.

Finding Hope on Earth Day 2023

On Earth Day 2023, activists gather in London, filled with hope and unity for climate justice. Despite setbacks like Bristol Airport’s expansion, hope thrives on gratitude and action, fostering resilience and a deeper connection with
the Earth and each other.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

On Holocaust Memorial Day 2023, OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation reflects on the lives lost during WWII’s Holocaust, committing to bringing light into darkness daily, in honour of the victims. Each year, we and others, use this day to reflect on those who were affected across the world.

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.

“After Ordination” – A Phase to Tend

After ordination, OneSpirit’s newest ministers embark on a reflective phase, merging ceremony and personal growth. A time of integration, it’s likened to a ‘4th trimester’, deeply honoring the transformation initiated by their vows and the community’s collective evolution.

Pride & Faith: Honouring Our Uniqueness

OneSpirit reflects on LGBTQ+ month, upholding unity in diversity and inclusivity in spirituality. The team shares profound LGBTQ+ resources and asserts the importance of pride, authenticity,
and unconditional acceptance
of love and identity.

Peace Prayer in a Time of War

OneSpirit shares ‘Peace Prayer in a Time of War’ by Minister Anthea Ballam. Amid violent conflict, the prayer is a plea for world peace, cessation of arms production and deployment, aiming for a world where nature’s tranquillity resounds
louder than warfare.

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.

International Women’s Day 2022

OneSpirit celebrated International Women’s Day 2022 by sharing inspirational quotes. The team honored women’s achievements and reflected on gender equality, aiming to inspire and acknowledge the significance of women’s contributions worldwide.

Interfaith Education

Maddy shares her personal journey into interfaith education, sparked by a multicultural upbringing in Birmingham and religious diversity in their family. Her curiosity propelled her to explore different faiths and paths until she
finally found OneSpirit.

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.

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.

Choose your words: Language & Stereotypes

Reflecting on World Suicide Prevention Day, OneSpirit emphasises the power of language to combat stigma, suggesting phrases like “died by suicide” instead of “committed suicide,” and advocates for compassion and education to support mental wellness.

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.

Presence of Love – Prayers for the World

The Presence of Love Retreat, led by Rev. Christo, encouraged participants to embody love, exploring: Philia (interpersonal love), Eros (passionate love), and Agape (wonder-inspired love). Activities included discussions and body prayer, all fostering understanding.