“As water in a fountain flows as one stream, but falls in many drops divided by time and space, so are the revelations of the one stream of truth.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan
Universal Worship is a world-wide faith standing for unity, spiritual freedom, harmony and peace. It is also an inclusive interfaith community, inviting and welcoming people of different faiths (or none) to stand with each other in solidarity for peace, truth, respect and mutual understanding. It does not seek to change or replace the beliefs or faith that people already have, thus people are welcome to participate without giving up their faith or “leaving anything at the door”.
Universal Worship celebrates our collective spiritual heritage, uniting humanity as one family in the parenthood of God. It honors the wisdom, light and peace at the heart of all the world’s religious and spiritual traditions.
“…the need today is to recognise all of the great revealed traditions as elements of one prophetic voice, the universal tradition of wisdom that unites humanity with the living heart of the universe” – Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
On the altar candles are kindled for the major world religions – including the Indigenous Peoples, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Christianity. Readings from the scriptures of these religions, carrying the voices of the World Messengers and Prophets, become a stream of wisdom and guidance – leading us towards the future with love, purpose and hope.
The purpose of Universal Worship is the awakening of humanity to the divinity within all humankind.
Universal Worship has a long established and beautiful tradition of offering services for children, supporting them to grow in an atmosphere of peace, love and harmony.
To keep in touch with future Universal Worship events visit our Events Page.
Our ministers for Universal Worship are available in many parts of Aotearoa New Zealand to conduct ceremonies such as weddings, funerals, house blessings, namings, etc.