PATHWAYS INTERFAITH MINISTRIES exists to:
I. INTERFAITH CHAPLAINCY. Chaplaincy services are provided at a multi-level services
Senior Residence Apartment Building and Skilled Nursing Facility. We provide worship
and pastoral care services. Rev. Rice is an Interfaith Chaplain, with studies in
Clinical Pastoral Education at UC Davis Medical Center.
II. We sponsor and mentor EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY, a program of theological
education by extension by The School of Theology, University of the South, of Sewanee, TN.
III. We present a portable canvas replica of the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth to religious
and civic groups in the Sacramento Valley, and we sponsor a monthly Open Walk at Trinity
Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, CA, the third Friday of each month and every New Year's Eve.
Labyrinths date back at least 4,000 years. They are found in many religious traditions and
in various forms around the world. The Labyrinth is a metaphor for our spiritual journey
through life, reminding us that life is a process in which we seek healing and wholeness.
It speaks to us as, not only human beings on a spiritual path, but also as Spiritual Beings
on a human path! It is a universal symbol with specific reflections in the Jewish
Kabbala-Tree of Life, the Buddhist Walking Meditation, the Hindu Mandala, the Native American
Hopi Medicine Wheel, and the Christian and Islamic Pilgrimages. So also, PATHWAYS INTERFAITH
MINISTRIES seeks to support all persons in the search for healing and wholeness.
We are affiliated with THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY CHURCHES, (ICCC),
of Frankfort, Illinois.
From the Association of Interfaith Ministers:
"What is Interfaith?
Interfaith is a bridge...that allows members of all religions and spiritual teachings to
reach out across the waters of life, in understanding and communication with each other.
Interfaith affirms and supports the underlying goodness of each person, the healing of our
Interfaith does not seek to homogenize religious differences. Rather, it honors the
sacredness of each faith, and then creates ways by which the many paths can meet on
common ground or unite in a new and sacred creative form...
Differences between various religions and philosophies need not divide and separate,
but can instead enrich our lives and deepen our capacity to love."
Rev. David Rice, and Usrah Claar-Rice