Spiritual Directors International does not receive any financing from any religious or government institution. We welcome your tax-deductible contributions. Please know that every dollar you give will go to support our educational and community-building programs.
SDi is delighted to announce a new scholarship fund. The scholarship will pay for tuition costs for a 2-year graduate program in spiritual companionship or the equivalent. It will be awarded to a student who will add to the diversity of our global spiritual direction community - someone who needs financial aid to obtain this level of training in spiritual companionship.The scholarship will pay for tuition costs for a 2-year program. It will be awarded to a student who will add to the diversity of our spiritual direction community - someone who needs financial aid to obtain this level of training in spiritual companionship.
Would you consider giving? Do you know an organization or business who might like to help sponsor this? We need some help from the community.
By donating to the General Ministry Fund, SDI will allocate your monies to the area of greatest need. Your financial gift will sustain and support the mission of Spiritual Directors International. The contribution you make will raise awareness of the value of spiritual direction, contemplative practices, and listening with compassion around the world by funding outreach advocacy, online tools, and free resources for seekers.
Spiritual Directors International founding member Mary Ann Scofield, RSM, was instrumental in the formation and training of spiritual directors in many countries. For over a decade, the Sister Mary Ann Scofield, RSM International Scholarship Fund has supported spiritual directors around the world and across traditions by providing resources, publications, educational program support, and membership opportunities. Your donations not only honor the legacy of Sister Mary Ann Scofield, RSM but also help spread the ministry and service of spiritual direction around the world.
Through the US Scholarship Fund, Spiritual Directors International is able to offer scholarship and bursary funds to help students, interns, and others in the United States who need assistance with membership dues.
Economic hardship, geographic location, and other constraints prevent many from participating in SDI educational events. You can help by donating towards this fund for event scholarships and bursaries. Each year many people traveling from around the world make use of these scholarship and bursary funds to help ease the cost of participating in SDI educational events.
The New Contemplatives Initiative seeks to illuminate the web of connections with and among emerging spiritual companions in hopes of creating more opportunities for spiritual guidance and contemplative formation for those in the first half of life. Generous donors make the New Contemplative Initiative possible, and more donors are needed to grow the program.
If you would like to support Spiritual Directors International in other ways, see below:
Pray, meditate, and hold the vision of SDI
SDI believes that deepening into the sacred and participating in spiritual companionship transforms individuals, society, and all creation. We ask that you hold that vision close to your heart during your contemplative moments, prayer time, and meditation. May seekers find the spiritual guidance they yearn for and may spiritual companionship foster peace in our hearts and justice in our world. Together, may we contribute to ways of living in right relationship with all creation.
Spiritual Directors International is delighted to publish articles contributed from around the world and across faith traditions. We publish a wide variety of pieces, from shorter personal reflections about spiritual direction, to longer manuscripts that apply spirituality, theology, science, experience, to the ministry and service of spiritual direction. To submit an article, please review the guidelines for Connections, the SDI Blog, and Presence.
Share your gift of poetry with the global learning community! SDI publishes beautiful poetry in Presence journal, Listen, Membership Moments, Connections, and the SDI Blog. If you would like to submit poetry, please review the guidelines for submission.
Would you like to share your gift of art with the SDI community? Spiritual Directors International regularly publishes meaningful, contemplative artwork. If you are interested, please submit your artwork to email@example.com.
Book and media reviews
Presence journal publishes book and media reviews in every issue, and bonus book reviews are featured online. If you are interested in reviewing media for Presence, please read the guidelines for book and media review before submitting.
Presence journal review
Are you interested in contributing your opinion and feedback about Presence? SDI sends an electronic survey to volunteers after each publication to gather feedback in order to continuously improve Presence. If you are interested in contributing, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational events volunteer
SDI is grateful for an involved and giving community! Much of our educational events success is due to the incredible web of volunteers who help with things like: creatively transforming hotel space into sacred space, hospitality, publicity, registration, and much, much more! If you would like to volunteer for any of SDI’s upcoming educational events, please e-mail email@example.com.