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All Faiths Seminary International, Ordination in Manhattan, New York:
   
 

Mothers Trust Ashram, Lakeshore Interfaith Community prepares students for a two year study by taking the 9 Month Interfaith World Religions Certification Course for the Training of "Interfaith Ministers".

  For Registration Call: (616) 293-6884 or tatmalokananda@motherstrust.org
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BEFORE TAKING THE INTERFAITH MINISTRY PROGRAM, IT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE...
the 9-month Interfaith World Religions Certification Course to become an Interfaith Minister-one must understand the calling; therefore it is a two year program equipping one to serve with conviction and experience. Interfaith ordination meets the need of those in our society who feel called to ministry, but who do not find traditional seminary programs to be spiritually correct for them. Open to women and men of all professions and faith traditions, the program is designed to: enrich the intellectual life through scholarly study; deepen the spiritual life through contemplative practices; and prepare individuals for service in the community. Emphasizing peer spiritual leadership and small faith community, Interfaith Ministers have the rights and privileges of Clergy of all denominations as they may: conduct worship services and prayer groups, provide spiritual guidance, serve in hospitals, prison chaplaincies, health care, nursing homes, schools, perform weddings, baptisms, funerals, lead retreats, work in crisis, advocacy and critical care and serve the needs of a world community.

   
 

REGISTER FOR WORLD RELIGIONS COURSE: Call, (616) 293-6884.

 

The Mothers Trust Ashram, Lakeshore Interfaith Community offers a two year program to prepare individuals to become ordained interfaith ministers, through the All Faiths Seminary International, founded by Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman, New York, New York." Rabbi" as he is affectionately called by his students and colleagues, is the Honorary Chancellor of Mothers Trust Ashram, Lakeshore Interfaith Community in Ganges, MI. Joseph H. Gelberman founded the Association of Interfaith Ministers (AIM) in 1982. Dr. Gelberman was born and educated in Hungary. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from The City College, The City University of New York; continued his education at Columbia and Yeshiva Universities, and was awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy.

   
  RABBI JOSEPH GELBERMAN FOUNDER, PRESIDENT
 

of The New Seminary in New York City. He is also the founder and current President of The All Faiths Seminary International, which has its headquarters in New York City. Rabbi presently serves as the Rabbi of The New Synagogue. On August 11th, 2001 the Founders, Monastics, Trustees of Mothers Trust Ashram, Lakeshore Interfaith Community;Swami Tapasananda, (aka Rev. Peter Chilstrom), President, head of Monastic order, Mataji Gauribrata, (aka Rev. Eva. Schroeder) and Successor, Swami Atmalokananda, (aka Rev. Glenn Davenport), successfully completed the educational requirements of The All Faiths Seminary International, for ordination as Ministers and were ordained by the Faculty of The All Faiths Seminary International, in a ceremony conducted at the Epiphany R. C. Church, located at 239 East 21rst Street in NY, New York.

   
 

"IN ADDITION" TO 12 YEARS TRAINING TO BE SWAMIS, WE ARE "INTERFAITH MINISTERS," AFTER

 

Ordination Ceremony, went to the Municipal Building at 1 Center Street in New York City, to register as Ministers and take the pledge to serve the religious and spiritual needs of all people who desire their service regardless of race, creed, sex or nationality in accordance with ordination vows. Thereby, The All Faiths Seminary International and the state of New York, confers upon them the title of" INTERFAITH MINISTER" Serving a World Community-Together with All the Privileges and Honors Pertaining Thereto in Consideration of The Satisfactory Completion of the Course Prescribed to Them by the Faculty.

 

"NEVER INSTEAD OF; ALWAYS IN ADDITION TO," REMAIN DEEPLY ROOTED IN YOUR OWN FAITH

 

The purpose of "The Interfaith Ministry Program" is to meet the needs of those in our society who feel called to ministry to those of a world community. For more information on how you can join the correspondence program, contact the Institute at (616) 566-4318 (USA). The Interfaith Institute with the affiliation of the All Faiths Seminary International, is an innovative concept for the training of Interfaith Ministers and Spiritual Counselors to teach, counsel, and work in the community in all fields of vocation, profession, education, health care and healing. The Interfaith Institute and The All Faiths Seminary International, are not meant as a substitute for traditional religious seminaries, but rather as an addition that supports and respects an understanding of all faiths in order to strengthen the world community, by coming to understand diversity through education and spirituality. We invite professionals such as physicians, nurses, psychologists, attorneys, social service providers, teachers, religious leaders, non-professionals and the unaffiliated. All are welcome to heal and support!

   
  REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION # (616) 293-6884:
 

To learn more of the Interfaith Ministry Program, affiliated with The All Faiths Seminary International: write to Mothers Trust Ashram,, Lakeshore Interfaith Community, 6676 122nd Ave. Ganges, Michigan (USA) or call (616) 566-4318. A booklet will be sent to you with detailed information about the curriculum and retreat. Students graduating from the 9 Month Interfaith World Religions Certification Course, who wish to continue their education into the AllFaiths Seminary Ministry Program, will receive the program for half price. Rabbi Gelberman as the president of the All Faiths Seminary International and Swami Tapas (Rev. Peter Chilstrom), president of the Interfaith Institute, along with the trustees, have made this agreement official. Since their ordination, the Monastic- Trustees of Mothers Trust / Mothers Place, Ramakrishna Sarada Ashram, Lakeshore Interfaith Community, have used their Ministry in at-risk schools, as advocates in health care and as clergy in hospitals as Western Michigan Health Care Clergy. Yet moreso, have witnessed hundreds of remarkable individuals bringing these Interfaith ideals to their work places, their communities, and making a difference! Before 9/11 we knew we were, VEDANTISTS, universalists, today we practice every day to see the spirit looking back at us, with the education of all faiths, serving spirit in each face in all faiths. Please join us in Exploring the Sacred Ways of the World's Great Wisdom Traditions by calling today.

   
 
   
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