Rev. Felicia Helen Parazaider is an ordained interfaith minister, speaker, author, and expert in the field of nonviolence. She attended the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministry, and was ordained in March 2012. She holds degrees from University of California Berkeley in both Religious Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies, and has completed training programs in Spiritual Psychology, Tree of Life Teachings, and Clinical Pastoral Education.
For 20 years, Rev. Felicia has been involved in ministry and activism. In the early aughts, she began with the Anti-Defamation League and the Feminist Majority Foundation. During this time she cut her teeth in the world of social justice. After moving to the Bay in 2006, she began working with Pace e Bene (PeB), a nonviolent nonprofit organization. While working for PeB she deepened her skill set by leading workshops and trainings in nonviolence and de-escalation techniques.
She has ministered extensively to drug addicts and alcoholics, both on the streets of Los Angeles and in the Bay Area. For several years she served as a Hospitals & Institutions (H&I) chairperson, in charge of taking panels of recovering alcoholics into USC County Hospital to carry the message of recovery. She also worked at Kaiser Hospital Oakland and Walnut Creek as a chaplain. Her more academic work has led her to teaching classes in nonviolence and meditation at UC Berkeley, Since she is the only minister from The Chaplaincy Institute to launch an all faith/no faith ministry, she has since returned to her alma mater and taught students how to create community ministry from the ground up.
Rev. Felicia is a radical sacred activist, traveling to India and the Middle East on peace delegations, walking over 500 miles through the Nevada desert against nuclear proliferation and for peace, as well as being arrested over 20 times for participating in nonviolent civil resistance protesting drone warfare, nuclear weapons, and the separation of migrant families from their children, to name a few.
She is the founder of The Revolution Of Love (ROL), a ministry which focuses on inner work and outer work in the world through the teachings of nonviolence. The ministry met over 200 times in the San Francisco Bay Area for service from 2012-2017. Upon moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles, she relaunched ROL services. In August 2019, the latest branch of ROL, Speak Boldly, was born. These events covered a variety of topics, redefining violence, peace, forgiveness, to name a few. Since COVID-19 we meet every Sunday Night via Zoom. All are welcome.
She is the creator of The Prayer Rope and The Love Challenge, both branches of ROL that are specific ways to begin to transform oneself and this world. A seer, energy worker, and intuitive, she is also trained in Jewish Mysticism and Indian Way. Her speaking is a blend of her Roma roots of storytelling, channeling, and performance art. She is committed to agitating people into new paradigms in a bold and loving way, for the sole purpose of world changing. In 2021, her first book will be released on her story from violence to wholeness. Stay tuned for updates about her one person show. Rev. Felicia’s life is a dedication to love and justice.
“Powerful. Bold. Visionary. Real. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Rev. Felicia and her ministry. Her message of radical love cuts through the noise of hate and fear and leaves people with not only hope, but a way forward. Do not sleep on this message, minister, or events. You’ll be glad you came.” Rev. James J. Jeffley, The Church of Higher Consciousness
“Back in the late fall of 2013, a friend received an invite to attend a gathering headed by a Felicia Parazaider, and invited me to come along. Upon arriving and after receiving an wondrous welcome by Reverend Felicia and her staff, my introduction to “The Revolution of Love Ministry ” began. It was never my intention to hang around but found it difficult to walk away from Love when it is calling for a Revolution!” William Moore, congregant
“Reverend Felicia and the Revolution of Love is there for those who need good souls and communities to lean on and be a part of. For me, their continual support, messages, and love have helped movement through difficult times, and for that I am very grateful. ROL’s ability to blend the idiosyncratic development of individuals within a spiritually diverse and inclusive community is a beautiful blessing and endeavor, and is very much needed in today’s world. It is a celebration of life and love, and it is an experience of spirituality and healing! I encourage all seekers of spirit, truth, and love to come be a part of the ROL!” Joshua Harbin, congregant
“In these times of hardship, hatred and division, love remains the answer to our toughest challenges. The power of love, faith and community remain keystones in our journey into healing. Often we don’t know where to turn or who to call upon for support in the face of tragedy or challenge, but The Revolution Of Love stands tall as a presence of spirit. My deepest prayers go out to this spiritual community up with gratitude for all the blessings I’ve received through the Rev Felicia and this beautiful growing Sangha!” Aaron Ableman, Revolution of Love volunteer & musician
“Rev. Felicia Parazaider is a ray of grace and light on this planet. She carries such deep wisdom, love, and beauty. It is apparent to me that everytime she speaks she is connecting with Source in a very authentic and beautiful way. Her message of love is profound and can be seen in all of her interactions and dealings. She is a woman who truly imbibes the spirit of love and nonviolence in a real way, touching many souls on their journey inward. Rev Felicia is a role model to me, a gift of a sister and a true healer. Her amazing dedication to her work has moved so many souls to ask the deeper questions and seek God in all his/her names and with all of one’s heart. Her kindness, compassion and unwavering commitment to propogating a movement true of peace is breath taking and inspiring. Anyone who has the opportunity to come in touch with this truly beautiful teacher is truly blessed!” Radhika Manchanda, writer, spiritual activist, singer, dancer