The committed life of an ordained Interfaith minister is one of ongoing study of religions and cultures, ceremonies, rituals, liturgies and spiritual paths. The ordained Interfaith minister strives to live a life of compassion, not condemnation. As such, the ordained Interfaith minister provides non-judgmental, holistic spiritual support to people representing a wide diversity of faith traditions, including those who adhere to no faith tradition.
It means we look to our diversity as the composite, and yet never fully revealed, image of the sacred and divine. It means we are open to receive the many gifts and blessings of the wisdom teachings and truths of other faith traditions, while also fully embracing our own traditions. It means we tend to our own spiritual growing edges and self-care in a way that enables us to maintain ethical conduct, provide appropriate spiritual support, and sustain an ongoing, vibrant ministry to those we serve. It means we maintain a sense of wonder and curiosity about it All.
The Interfaith minister serves the unnamed and named God, and is open to engaging new faith traditions that are not familiar. The Interfaith minister recognizes that the Holy is everywhere: jail, hospital, nature and the streets. Our mission is to empower all and overpower none; to do this we must be vigilant observers of human nature, starting with ourselves.
As ordained Interfaith clergy, we strive to preserve integrity and dissolve prejudice and injustice. As ordained Interfaith ministers, we hold that Spirit is fully present as an inspired energy in all beings and all things. We see beauty, and we respect and are connected to the Divine nature expressed in both male and female, in the body, and in creation itself.
We seek and work with the loving thread that flows through all faiths, that connects all faiths and has always connected faith traditions. We believe that forgiveness and gratitude are two of the most powerful tools of our calling, and that dedicated spiritual practice and prayer can bring about transformation and healing. We pray that those who wage war in the name of God will someday embrace this perspective so that our world will know peace and harmony.