The Blooming of A Seminary: From a Seed of Vision Grows a Powerful Force
Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary just celebrated its second Ordination, with a magnificent ceremony that included clergy from diverse communities. Rabbi, Sheik, Yoruban Priestess, Pagan, Christian, Apostolic Catholic, and Indigenous faith practitioners shared the dais, blessing the initiation and consecration of the new minsters. Flanking the “ordainees” were ministers already ordained by Sacred Journey, and the newest crop of seminarians in training, all offering love, support and joyful singing. This truly interfaith ceremony reverberated with the hope and promise of a world of true harmony and peace.
SJIS provides interfaith training and education from a unique vantage. In-person only, “Boots on the ground” monthly daylong sessions (and include students traveling from other states) integrate the four-pronged approach to interfaith understanding; wisdom, reflection, energy and ritual. Deans provide personal support and guidance, and maintain connection with students between sessions. Sacred retreat experiences create substantive opportunities for seminarians to experience a profound connection with Spirit.
The newly formed SJIS Alumni group meets quarterly and provides ongoing connection and community for those seminarians who have been ordained as clergy, and a strong spiritual community is blossoming as the relationships between SJIS ordained clergy and seminarians deepen.
The next class starts in January of 2019, to begin a two-year program that culminates in ordination in November 2020.
Applications can be found on the Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary webpage at http://sacredjourneyinterfaithseminary.org/index.html
Submitted by Sister Reverend Kris Drumm
Graduate and Dean of SJIS