For many years, the term interfaith was used as an adjective to refer to a coming together of people who espouse different faith traditions in order to complete a particular task (e.g. “interfaith dialogue” or an “interfaith worship service”). While supporting this view, Universal Interfaith also supports a second meaning. “Interfaith” when used as a noun refers to a spiritual path that integrates practices and beliefs from several traditional and nontraditional religions, denominations, and ethical systems.
Millions of people today, especially our younger generations, routinely cross boundaries that previously divided religions from one another, and some of them have found a spiritual home not within a particular tradition but in the open and undefined space between them. Unconstrained by a specific religious tradition, yet committed to a spiritual path, they engage in a freeform mixing and blending of beliefs and spiritual practices from many sources. This is Universal Interfaith!
The wide acceptance of inter-religious, inter-spiritual and spiritually-independent experiences has created an urgent need for trained and credentialed ministers who are in touch with the depths and spaciousness that is possible within a mature interfaith perspective. The Order of Universal Interfaith is an internationally recognized, ecclesiastical body that promotes inclusive theology, ordains an educated and trained clergy, and supports Interfaith men and women in their ministries to serve a changing and all-embracing world.
We invite you to browse our website and social media. You might realize that you, too, have a heart to be part of our growing vision to love all and serve all.