For The Training of Interfaith Ministers
All Faiths Seminary International is dedicated and committed to foster respect and honor to the integrity of the individual and the individual’s own spiritual search and path. We welcome students from all faiths and all spiritual traditions including those who do not practice or follow a particular religious traditions.
“Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.”
All Faiths Seminary International –
Now In Its 14th Year Of Service
A young man raising a family is invited to move into an ashram in Michigan and is successful in holding regular interfaith programs for the local community while living and farming with his wife and children on the ashram grounds. A children’s schoolteacher from North Carolina begins a new ministry dedicated to fostering World Peace A former Catholic monastic, forced to leave the Church because of his sexual orientation, becomes a pastor in a more tolerant spiritual environment and writes a critically acclaimed book on how being Gay can now be seen as a divine gift. A Quaker woman with an additional background in Native American cultures finds herself invited as a regular speaker and storyteller at a Unitarian church in upstate NY. A woman in Quebec has founded a new faith based on the religion and teachings of an ancient South American indigenous sect, and now has the credential she needs to succeed in establishing this new religious movement. A number of students of A Course In Miracles, incorporating what they have learned, begin performing weddings and funerals and serving in various capacities, applying its principles on a practical real-world level. The musical director from a Unity Church finds the impetus she needs to start a spiritual center for healing and the arts in her community. Couples of differing religious backgrounds are married in ceremonies that families can appreciate, and many are guided to find the spiritual commonality they need to raise children together and to offer them sound ways to navigate the religious differences they see around them. Several people are inspired to go into Chaplaincy and hospice work, helping those nearing the end of life to make the transition peacefully, and to stand by with them at the end with love and support for them and their families and loved ones. Those struggling with addictions of all kinds are helped to find and tap into the inner core of strength they need to overcome their inner demons and gain solid footing in their recovery due to the presence of a grounded companion willing to listen and go the distance.
What do all these people have in common? All are recent graduates of All Faiths Seminary International (AFSI) or those benefitting from the services provided by some of its recently ordained interfaith ministers. (See http://www.allfaithsseminary.org)
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This one-year program focuses upon the skills and knowledge needed to be a modern interfaith minister. By eliminating semester breaks and vacations, the course is equipped to concentrate in one year a solid, qualifying course in interfaith. Upon successful completion of the program, students are ordained as ministers and are eligible to register legally as clergy.
The Accelerated minister program is administered as a series of monthly weekend classroom sessions at the Seminary’s office in New York City. All students at the end of the course will be expected to attend a three-day retreat where among other activities, they will be given an oral exam based on the year’s studies. A thesis is also required. Ordination normally follows the day after retreat.
The Master’s of Divinity Program is open to all ordained clergy who have earned an Interfaith Minister’s degree from the Seminary. The Master’s Divinity Program is conducted incooperation with Commonwealth Open University (COU), an internationally respected educational institution. COU is accredited by the Wiener School for Advanced Studies (WSAS) ISO 9001, and is also an organizational member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
The Doctorate of Divinity Program is open to all ordained clergy who have earned a Master’s of Divinty degree from the Seminary or other qualified school. It is conducted incooperation with Commonwealth Open University (COU), an internationally respected educational institution. COU is accredited by the Wiener School for Advanced Studies (WSAS) ISO 9001, and is also an organizational member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). COU awards Doctorate degrees jointly with the Seminary
Correspondence Students Welcome! - Our Correspondence Courses are done via CDs, DVDs, and YouTube. They are for those students who live in states other than the tri-state, New York area and wish to take one of our programs listed above. Classroom content and assistance (if needed) is the same as in-class participation.
“Kneel in your temple,
pray in your church. For you
and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the spirit.”
~ Kahlil Gibran