The Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI) is an organized religious body providing an ecclesiastic home for interfaith, interspiritual and integral men and women from all faith and spiritual paths, cultures and ethnic groups. The order promotes "inclusive theology, spirituality and consciousness." While the world is going through a transformation of its outlook of spirituality and religion, our institutions and governments are not keeping up with the radical changes taking place. OUnI was created as one "ecclesiastic body" for spiritual people of all faiths, and to be a bridge that brings credibility and accreditation to those who want to serve the world.
Everyone in OUnI works to find opportunities to facilitate and promote "interfaith dialogue" between all the religions of the world. OUnI also goes one more step and lives those values by coming together as a single body that provides a common identity to the family of human spirit, while honoring the differences and unique spiritual expression that sustains each member. From its founding, OUnI members have tried to live "interfaith as a spiritual expression."
Those who are part of OUnI serve the world through a variety of callings, including chaplaincy, education and community-building. OUnI assembles the body of literature and facilitates annual scholarly and spirit-based conferences (Big I Conference to take place in Phoenix, Arizona USA next March 7-9, 2014) that highlight the best practices of human spirituality from around the world, educates the general public, and also defines the calling and compiles the apologetic to serve the world with interfaith, interspiritual, and integral values.
The Order is the umbrella for seven non-ecclesiastic communities that emphasize different practices and activities that live with and move these values forward in the world:
Community of The Mystic Heart (CMH)
Integral Spirituality Nexus (ISN)
Universalus Interspiritual Community (UIC)
Order of the Peoples Monastery (O.P.M.)
Community of Holistic Theology (CHTh)
Tau Community of Saint Francis (TCOSF)
Community of Cosmo-centric Spirituality (CCS)
At this time over 600 people on five continents have pledged and are serving through OUnI and its spiritual communities. Many have contributed to this short but rich vision and history.
OUnI is a founding member and the organizing administrator for an ecclesiastic body that will hold and support the movement. This umbrella is the Council of Interfaith Communities of the US (CIC-USA) and the World Council of Interfaith Communities (WCIC).