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Our faith community was founded by clergy with a vision of meeting the need for true interfaith dialogue and for the promotion of peace and understanding in our world today. Our community includes ordained ministers, spiritual directors, lay people, students, and like-hearted individuals from all walks of life, who seek to understand, connect, grow, and work together for a more just, peaceful, sustainable world.
We welcome everyone ‐ no matter who you are, who you love, where you've been, or what you believe – into our community as we gather for celebration, reverence, creativity and healing. We invite you to participate as fully as you wish.
The ChI Interfaith Community seeks to:
Our Interfaith Ministers and Spiritual Directors:
As a spiritual community, the ChI Interfaith Community is also the ordaining body of The Chaplaincy Institute. The ChI Interfaith Community calls and ordains clergy and provides ongoing spiritual and professional support for our clergy. Our ordained Interfaith ministers and commissioned chaplains receive and maintain "Clergy in Good Standing" status for professional functioning as celebrants, ministers, and chaplains.
For Interfaith ministers working as professional chaplains, Clergy in Good Standing status by the ChI Interfaith Community is recognized by The Association of Professional Chaplains, Association of Clinical Professional Education, and College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.
In addition, ordained clergy of the Interfaith Community are recognized by the U.S. Government and may claim clergy tax status for Income Tax reporting.