While our previous events have touched on the perspectives of Islam, Buddhism, Jainism and spirituality, Rev. Phil will speak from his experience as an Interfaith Minister, an inclusive global spirituality that honors all faiths.
Drawing from many of the world's spiritual traditions, Rev. Phil will identify five spiritual themes and several sub-themes about food itself, its role in our lives, and our relationship to it.
Rev. Philip Waldrop is on staff at the Interfaith Temple of NYC, on the Board of A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy, Chair of its Standing Committee on Communications, and Publisher of the on-line magazine INTERFAITH Today. He is also a dean of first year students at The New Seminary in New York City and on the leadership team of the NY-NJ-CT Tri-State Council of Men as Learners and Elders. In 2007, he was ordained an Interfaith Minister. The interfaith approach of honoring all spiritual paths and religions, finding commonalities in essence, and seeing the mystical and transcendent as something shared by humanity drew him to this path. In addition to conducting worship services, weddings, funerals, and other customized ceremonies, Rev. Phil is a speaker and facilitator on a variety of spiritual topics, and by appointment, does spiritual counseling and healing using Reiki and Pranic Healing techniques. Rev. Phil is also an amateur cook and likes to make dishes such as healthy soups, sautés, salads, coleslaw and cornbread.