We believe spiritual growth — our deepening understanding of the presence of God in all beings — is the most important thing we do for the healing of the world. We bring peace to the world, one consciousness at a time.
We’re a dynamic community that affirms the universal truths underlying all spiritual paths. Together we explore and practice tools for cultivating lives of love, joy, and freedom. Whether your background is Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Native American Spirituality, another faith tradition, or no faith tradition, you will find a welcome home at Interfaith.
In a non-denominational setting, we offer weekly study groups and classes in A Course in Miracles, Interspiritual Meditation, Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, and Science of Mind. We also host an Alcoholics Anonymous support group and other activities. Enjoy monthly Drum and Dance circles, Cafe 704 coffeehouse concerts, and more.
Come as you are, find strength and wisdom, and discover the value of cultivating your Spirit in a positive, participatory community that is open and affirming of all lifestyles including LGBTQ.
THE INTERFAITH MOVEMENT
The Interfaith Movement was fueled in large part by the founding of the New Seminary in New York City in 1981. The seminary was a collective effort by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman and clergy from several other traditions to bridge the gulf between often-antagonistic religious groups. Gradually, their experiment grew into a network of interfaith seminaries and communities around the country.
“Interspiritual” is a term that was coined by Wayne Teasdale, a lay Catholic monk, in his 1999 book, The Mystic Heart. Many now consider “interspiritual” a more accurate term for the spiritual impulse that began with Rabbi Gelberman and others. As Brother Teasdale described it:
“We must seed a new consciousness… drawing its inspiration from perennial spiritual and moral insights, intuition, and experience. We call this new awareness interspiritual, implying not the homogenization of religion, but the recovering of the shared mystic heart beating in the center of the world’s deepest spiritual traditions.”
At the Interfaith Center, we seek to align ourselves with what is most true about the collective wisdom in the world’s mystical traditions: the teaching that each human being is an individual expression of Divinity in physical form, and as such, we are all One. This core concept lies at the center of everything we teach.