Humans of One Spirit: Rev. Roz Dimon, Class of 2015

I was born Episcopalian and have always had a strong pull to religion and faith. And as my art has expanded and its reach has gone out to a more global world, I felt that, with the way the world is going and the things that are tearing us apart, I need to find out more about other faiths and other religions. I found that they are built on the core concepts of love, peace, and justice. All of them are really about something really purposeful in life.

Humans of One Spirit: Rabbi David Ingber

Rabbi David Ingber is one of One Spirit’s most popular and beloved faculty, having taught at One Spirit for the last five years on a range of topics such as Integral Judaism, Kabbalah, and Presencing the Divine. Rabbi Ingber is the founder of Romemu Synagogue in New York City, where he promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. This December, he will return to One Spirit with his class, Moses and The Buddha in Dialogue: Exploring East-West (click here to read more). — Rev. Chelsea…

Welcome, Rev. Richard Miner!

It is with great pleasure and appreciation that I announce the appointment of Reverend Richard Miner, a graduate of the class of 2013, as our new Graduate Engagement Officer. Richard will be following in the footsteps of Reverend Jennifer Jackson who has served in a similar position since 2014. Richard joins One Spirit after an extensive career in the public sector and brings a warm and openhearted approach to working with people. He has been an active participant in seva for One Spirit, having served on the Board, focusing on fundraising and volunteering in other areas. He has a keen…

Interview with Rev. Vaile Leonard, Class of 2008

by Rev. Chelsea MacMillan I recently had the pleasure and honor of speaking with Rev. Vaile Leonard, a 2008 OSIS graduate and founder of the Light of Truth Center (LTC). LTC is a nonprofit organization in the Baltimore area that serves women in recovery by providing housing and programs of transformation. Currently, the organization, which employs just two part-time staff, houses about 20 women. As a volunteer coordinator, I was very impressed to hear that the Light of Truth Center is 95% volunteer-run and has been since 1999. Not only is the food, clothing, bookkeeping, and much more…

Love on Nassau Street: A Reflection from Rev. Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, ISC Dean

The other day, I happened across a young man on a megaphone, strutting down Nassau Street and shouting in public service: “Love one another!” That’s nice, I thought. And then I heard the second part of his inspiring directive: “Love one another… OR… GET… OUTTT!” Huh? Was this a creative projection of his own psychic split? A mutation born of blending Christianity and Trump-ism? A misguided (Yikes!) recapitulation or extension of the teaching of Jesus? It was funny and scary at once. Funny, because, of course, love cannot be given under threat; that is not the…

Building Bridges: Let’s Talk About Racism

A FREE OneSpirit Community Event! With , begins October 25.

It’s difficult to deny that racial tension is running high these days. Many of us want to be politically correct, but are often afraid to say the wrong thing and are left feeling paralyzed. So, how can we have courageous conversations?

Building Bridges: Movie Screening of Salam Neighbor

There are more refugees in the world right now than at any time in the last century, with 65 million people displaced due to war and violence. The Syrian crisis alone has forced 4.8 million to flee to camps in Turkey, Greece, and other nations. Salam Neighbor is an award-winning feature documentary that will give us a profoundly moving and in-depth look into a refugee camp in Jordan. Please join us for this event, which takes places on the International Day of Peace. Following the screening of the film, One Spirit in Action will facilitate a highly interactive group discussion. How can we…

Listen & Learn: A Reflection by Rev. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, ISC Dean

Listen and Learn: My Divine Encounter in a Yellow Cab No sooner had I slammed the taxi door and sat down, when the question was posed to me from the front seat: “Do you want to do a listen-and-learn?” I wasn’t even sure I had heard right – and certainly didn’t know what he was talking about, yet I answered, “Sure, let me hear it.” “I just have to tell you – when you veer off the path, God always calls you back. I should have trusted God in the first place.” Then he paused. Long enough for me to have a flurry of half-thoughts about whether he was proselytizing, whether…