What means Interfaith to me?
The simplest way for me to describe interfaith is that I do not consider any one religion as being the truth, but rather seek the truth in every religion.
What this means in practicality is that I have been on a journey for many years. I have studied different religions and their practices. I have practiced rituals from different religions, to understand their significance and to feel what it means to practice these rituals. I have had many conversations with people about what or who they consider to be the god of their understanding.
All this feeds in my understanding of my spirituality and my god.
What can I expect from an Interfaith Minister?
An Interfaith minister plays a similar role to any leader in a religious organization.
I can create a ceremony for you, to commemorate and/or celebrate important life events. My ministry also involves chaplaincy, which means speaking with people about the divine and how the divine influences their life.
Next to this, many Interfaith ministers are involved in social activism. My personal journey in this space is around building a more humane and positive society, ‘be the change’. I try to lead by example and be of service.
Because interfaith ministers are not bound by a specific religion, you will find that there is much diversity amongst us. Each minister will have experienced their own inspiration as to why they took on this journey.
We do all adhere to the same ethic code: https://www.interfaithfoundation.org/code-of-ethics/
How do you become an Interfaith minister?
One Spirit Interfaith provides training to people that feel called to work as an interfaith minister.
Learn more about this training here: https://www.interfaithfoundation.org/become-a-minister/