The School of Sacred Ministries, an outreach program of Pebble Hill Interfaith Church, in Doylestown, is accepting applications for its interfaith ministry program set to start in March 2017. The school offers one of the country’s most comprehensive interfaith programs for religious studies, professional development and spiritual transformation. Through lectures, retreats, reading, self-reflection and community service, students develop the tools to find deeper meaning in their lives.
“We are paving the way for people to communicate and coexist peacefully,” states Reverend Brian Weis, the administrator at the School of Sacred Ministries. Over the course of 27 months, participants study the world’s major religious, spiritual and wisdom traditions, experience the power of ritual and the beauty of celebration, and learn what it potentially means to assume the mantle of interfaith clergy. According to Weis, the program offers the opportunity for students to explore their spirituality within a community of like-minded people; expand their awareness of other points of view, beliefs and traditions; learn how they can help others; and, if they choose, become an ordained interfaith minister or celebrant.
The School of Sacred Ministries is a service-oriented, nonprofit divinity school that was founded in 1997. Its mission is to help spread greater understanding by respecting those of all faiths, and recognizing and embracing commonalities.