James Ishmael Ford is a well known and well-loved figure in both Unitarian and American Zen Buddhist Circles. Prior to his roles as a Unitarian Universalist Minister and Zen Buddhist Roshi, he was an ordained priest and bishop within the Independent Sacramental Movement for several years.

During his ministry and interaction with the many clergy, orders and denominations within the Independent Sacramental Movement, he acquired and preserved many liturgies, rituals, booklets and publications from a wide spectrum of expressions of the Independent Sacrament Movement.

This archive, which we have named in his honour, has been digitized, organized and preserved here with his support. The Apostolic Johannite Church also wishes to acknowledge the assistance and care of Rev. Donald Donato in helping see that this archive is available for laity, clergy, historians and interested parties both within and without the Independent Sacramental Movement.

You can browse the Archive here – https://www.johannite.org/learn/the-james-ford-ism-archive/