Who is a Spiritual Companion?

Spiritual companions come from many walks of life and vocations, including:

  • spiritual directors and guides
  • religious leaders (imams, pastors, rabbis)
  • chaplains
  • health care workers
  • activists
  • writers
  • teachers and educators
  • artists

Are you a spiritual companion? Consider the following:

  • Do you journey with others, walking alongside as a spiritual friend?
  • Does your work require you to be present to people as a compassionate listener?
  • Have you ever been identified as a compassionate listener?
  • Do you encounter people in the depths of their being, as they process big question in their life?
  • Do people naturally seek you out when they need to talk about things on their heart?

Meet a few friends from the SDI Public Square

Karen Erlichman

Spiritual Director, Psychotherapist, Supervisor

Ravi Verma

Spiritual Director

Sr. Alison McCrary

Catholic Nun, Attorney, Reiki Practitioner

Mona Haydar

PERFORMING ARTIST, ACTIVIST

Brian Gaeta-Symonds

Pastor, SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Spiritual Director, Interfaith Justice Activist

Preeta Banerjee

ENTREPRENEUR, EDUCATOR, AUTHOR

Sr. Kathleen McAlpin

CATHOLIC NUN, SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

Bayo Akomolafe

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL

Nicholas Collura

Palliative Care Chaplain

Azra Rahim

MEDICAL DOCTOR, SUFI PRACTITIONER

Jade T. Perry

Writer, Educator, Folk Healer

All are welcome in the Public Square of Spiritual Companionship

All kinds of people from all walks of life identify as spiritual companions – are you one? We welcome you!