TNS Leadership and Esteemed Associates were honored to participate at the 2023 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago
The Very Rev. Dr. James Speights
Rev. Dr. Samora Smith
Rev. Dr. Stacy Lee Goforth
Dr. Andrew Vidich
Sister Dr. Jenna
Sheikha Maryam Kabeer
Jasbir Singh Bhatia
Graduation and Ordination Ceremony
Many Blessings to the Class of 2023
What Our Students Say
The New Seminary provided me the opportunity to improve my communication with people of a variety of spiritual backgrounds. This has strengthened my ability to discern and honor the spark of Love and Wisdom in each life journey, through appropriate and caring end-of-life ceremonies.
Rev. Diane Gansauer
I am Rev. Dr. Mike Keating. Since meeting Rev. Dr. Jay Speights who encouraged me to pursue a Doctorate of Ministry with The New Seminary, I fulfilled a life long dream, which led to an opportunity to serve as a Campus Minister at Becker College where I also teach Philosophy. The people that I met at The New Seminary have greatly added to my life and the opportunity and experience is wonderful.
Rev. Dr. Mike Keating
Our Course Offerings
Master of Theology
6 week classes
The Master of Theological Studies degree is offered to provide students a general understanding of the Interfaith approach to ministry and an understanding of the theologies of the worlds major religions.
Doctor of Ministry
12 week classes
The Doctor of Ministry Curriculum is designed for experienced clergy – ministers who have a Masters of Divinity, Masters of Theological Studies, or Masters of the Arts or Sciences degrees. 3-5 years of experience in active interfaith ministry.
Online Self Paced
The New Seminary’s two-year unique training program prepares students for active service as ordained Interfaith Ministers. Attuning to The Ministry of Presence, classes are held on a 10-month academic cycle, September through June.
Online Self Paced
In 2021, TNS launched our new Spiritual Coaching program. We offer a two-year Master Level training and certification. This program offers advanced training to ministers, counselors, and non-clergy. Classes are held throughout the academic year.
The New Seminary was founded in 1981 by Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman, Swami Satchidanada, and other interfaith luminaries.
Since our inception, we have ordained close to 3,000 interfaith ministers from all over the United States and world. You will find our graduates working as chaplains, ministering to congregations of all faith traditions, teaching and simply effecting change and working to transform our society to a global community of tolerance. They are making a difference. Read More
Attending Our Seminary
The New Seminary is the oldest Interfaith seminary in the world. Having spawned seven other Interfaith institutions, TNS is now taking a bold new direction by offering M.Th (Master of Theological Studies) and DMin (Doctor of Ministry) degrees.
We offer a Hybrid Program with bi-monthly virtual classes and 3 in-person Intensives per year. Our Ministerial programs are licensed in New York and our Graduate Studies programs are certified in Florida.
United Nations NGO
The New Seminary received its designation as an ECOSOC (Economic/Social) NGO (Non Governmental Organization) in 2002. we looked at many different organizations open to us as members, to determine where TNS could be of service…