ISIS  International Seminary 
for Interfaith/Interspiritual Studies
"Join us for a New Paradigm in Interspiritual Understanding."
In This Issue
Prayer of the Month
Opening Prayer


In this century and in any century,
Our deepest hope, our most tender prayer,
Is that we learn to listen.

May we listen to one another in openness and mercy

May we listen to plants and animals in wonder and respect

May we listen to our own hearts in love and forgiveness

May we listen to God in quietude and awe.

And in this listening,
Which is boundless in its beauty,
May we find the wisdom to cooperate
With a healing spirit, a divine spirit,
Who beckons us into peace and community and creativity.

We do not ask for a perfect world.
But we do ask for a better world.
We ask for deep listening.


Jay McDaniel
Prof. of Religion,
Hendrix College, Ark.

What our
Students Say

My seminary experience with the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies changed my life. 


The two-year ministerial program was intellectually stimulating, profoundly spiritual, and deeply healing. 


If your heart's deepest desire is to find a place to finish your own healing so that you can begin to help heal humanity, this seminary is the place to start.


Rev. Joan Kistler
Class of '13
Mantra of the Month


I walk easily, cleanly and freely.
I walk with Divine Love.
No harm can come to me.
I walk with  Divine Love...

Rev. Deborah Steen Ross
Quote of the Month


Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

Maya Angelou
Distance Learning 

The distance learning version of many previously recorded ISIS Electives are available. Go to the ISIS Website for more information and to download a registration form.
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Rev. Deb Ross and Rabbi Roger Ross


Welcome Back! Welcome back to a new school year, to a new time in all of our lives, and to a time of even greater changes.

I always think back to my years of starting school each fall and remember the feeling of exciting new beginnings. A new chance to balance, focus and ground myself as I move forward into something new and exciting. 

It does not matter if you have absolutely no idea of where you are going, what you are going to do when you get there or even what it is that you are going to do. The very act of stepping forward into the new is what is important. It is the Journey that is the Beginning.

Here's to all our new Beginnings. Let's make this a powerful year, full of love, laughter and movement forward.


Blessings, Blessings, Blessings, and Enjoy,


Dean Deb
We are still accepting Applications for 
New and Accelerated Students for classes beginning Fall 2014

Are you or do you know someone who is eager to explore Interfaith/Interspirituality from a new perspective of Universal Humanity? 

We are looking for confident, spiritually connected adults, from Spiritually Awake Millennials to Boomers looking for their third career, all of whom wish to make a difference in the new emerging world. 

We invite you to join us as an attending or distance learner for an exciting new paradigm in Interspiritual Understanding.

All classes are Live Streamed
Get your applications in now - Classes begin September 6!

Third Year Spiritual Counseling 
Rev. Susan Mufson LCSW
 and Rabbi Roger Ross BS Psyc.
We have extended our deadline for accepting applications for our Third Year Spiritual Counseling Program to August 25. 

If you are just starting out, looking to expand your Spiritual Counseling skill set, or wanting a new way to help your clients address spiritual questions or issues , this 9-month program in a new way of looking at Spiritual Counseling is a must.

The newly revised program will be led by Rev. Susan Mufson and Rabbi Roger Ross. Classes will be held in both the ISIS Space in Elmsford, NY and in New York City on alternating months, beginning in September and continuing through the end of the Spring semester. 
Click Here  for an overview of the modules that will be covered.
  • Classes are held on the second Saturday of the month.
  • First class is Saturday September 13, 2014.
  • The  cost is $2200, plus 2 private Spiritual Counseling sessions
  • This is a certificate level course.
  • This program is in-person only. However, classes will be audiotaped, if you need to miss a session.
Click Here  to download an application. For more information please contact us 
ISIS Electives for Fall 2014 

We are delighted to announce our first two Electives for the Fall Semester. 

Electives are open to the public.
"Becoming a Universal Human"
Taught by Rev. Deborah Steen Ross, this 1-evening workshop will help you explore and discover the awareness of yourself as a Universal Human. Through sharing and guided meditation participants will find "Kohum - Who am I?"

Friday  October 10, 2014
6:30-9PM at The ISIS Space, Elmsford, NY       $75
"The Physical Expressions of the Soul- 
    The Way of Embodied Spirituality"
  • Discover the nine aspects of human spirituality which can be accessed through your body
  • Enhance each of these aspects through a physical practice
  • Developed by Alan Sheets, co-founder of New Equations.

You will learn to become more spiritually aligned with yourself, which will enable you to be more fully present for others.

Alan Sheets will teach this experiential program.

FREE Intro- Friday Nov. 21,2014 , 7-9pm
Two day workshop -November 22-23
10am-5pm                                                                  $200   


We are still accepting proposals for Electives for Fall 2014. The topics should relate to Religion or Spirituality.  For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact us at


If there is something that you are excited to teach, Let us know!!
New Students 
for ISIS
How can YOU Help?   
ISIS Alumni and Friends are our first and best representatives to the world. As we set our intention for our classes to be full and burgeoning, we ask your help to hold that intention for us as well.
Are you or do you know someone who is eager to explore Interfaith/Interspirituality from a new perspective of Universal Humanity?

We  also appreciate your  physical help to get the word out and share our message of Interfaith/Interspirituality with your friends, students and communities..  The Shift in Consciousness that is happening in the world today needs our voices. 

Please refer candidates to our website, forward this newsletter or pass along a brochure or post cards. Create a link to our website, Like Us on Facebook, share and like our posts. We have brochures and registration packets available to ship to you upon request. Classes start September 6, and we will consider late applications after that date as well.

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