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Join us for the Fall 2022 Ordination and Graduation Ceremony

Northbrae Community Church, Berkeley, California, 2PM or on our YouTube channel.

Meet the Ordinands and Spiritual Directors and find the Program here.

About ordination:

Ordination is a process in which a religious community designates specific individuals as clergy with the intent that they will minister to the spiritual needs of others in the name of and on behalf of the community. Individuals usually first have an internal sense of a calling to ministry, which is then validated externally by a religious community through the ordination process. The ChI Interfaith Community views ordination as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The pathway to ordination is both sacred and deliberative. Religious bodies, including The ChI Interfaith Community, ensure that candidates for ordination are carefully prepared and examined before ordaining them as clergy.  The ChI Interfaith Community includes clergy, representing many faith traditions, who believe the model of interfaith spiritual life is essential for our world today. Ordination is bestowed on behalf of The ChI Interfaith Community through the lineage of these previously ordained clergy.

Curious about how to watch our ceremony live on YouTube? Check out our explainer here!