Building Bridges Across Boundaries

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The United African Congress and Give Them A Hand Foundation in parntership with Nusantara Foundation, Buddha's Light International Association and International Association of Applied Psychology CO-Sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia, the Permanent Mission of Indonesia and the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations invite you to a Panel Discussion in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week on the theme: "Building Bridges Across Boundaries". [email protected]

"Interfaith Harmony"

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In celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, Interfaith Community Sanctuary invites you to our Sunday morning worship service on February 7th to explore "Interfaith Harmony" with Northwest individuals representing important community organizations working with us to promote and inspire interfaith harmony! We welcome Ann Holmes Redding, founder Abrahamic Reunion West; John Hale, CEO of Call of Compassion NW; Jon Ramer, the inspiration for Harmony Week Coopetition. Devotional artist Suniai and Jon will share music, song, and chant

Flag Raising for World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Ballarat Interfaith Network and the City of ‪#‎Ballarat‬ today celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week with a flag-raising ceremony at Victoria Square in front of the town hall. Mayor of Ballarat Cr Des Hudson and Deputy Mayor Cr Belinda Coates were joined by Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council Chairperson Constantine Osuchukwu and The Church of England Ballarat Bishop Garry Weatherill. Anyone in the community supports interfaith harmony within our community and the nation were invited to attend.

Take Time for Peace

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We are encouraging people to stop at noon on Friday, February 6 to take time to Pray for Peace. For those in our town, we are inviting them to come to the Richardson Christian Science Reading Room at noon to pray together. We have also created a representation of Jerusalem's Western Wall and are encouraging people to stop by any time during the week to write out their prayer on a colorful sheet of paper and insert it into the wall. We also have a Facebook Event titled "Take Time for Peace" where people can post their prayers for peace.

Love of God/Love of the Good/Love of Neighbor: Building Interfaith Awareness at Phillips Academy

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• Displays in main dining building lobby each day of the week on: the Golden Rule; interfaith and issues of: women/gender; care of the environment; work against poverty and hunger; food and traditions • Outside art installation projection of symbols across faith, religion, belief systems • Screening of documentary “Of Many” produced by Chelsea Clinton 2/2 • Public artist talk by acclaimed Chinese-Cuban-American artist/curator Katarina Wong “Buddhism, Monkey Mind, Chaos, and Connections” 2/3 (luncheon for students and artist; artist also working in classes with art department) • Fund raiser for area Merrimack Valley food pantries in collaboration with Merrimack College’s Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations’ project: “Think Globally/Act Locally: Feed Your Neighbor” 2/4 • Student interfaith panel “Ask Your Neighbor” 2/4 • Public talk by author/scholar Stephen Prothero “How to Talk (and Think) about the ‘R’ Word in Public” • Presentation by Native American on Native American Spirituality 2/11 • Makerspace/design activity with student interfaith leaders looking at …

Love is a Verb movie

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St. Cloud has been nicknamed "White Cloud" because it has long been a predominantly White Christian city. My wife Mariani and I moved here in 1999. The population was approx. 60,000. From 2000-2001 on, there was an influx of Somali refugees. This increased steadily. Today Somalis number roughly 8,000 or 9,000 in a total population of about 75,000. Somalis, similar to African Americans and other Blacks, have not at all been well received by the people of St. Cloud. However, some open-hearted White Christians have been hospitable to these immigrants. A few have even shown exceptional kindness and concern to such oppressed people of color. St. Cloud has recently become a hotbed for extraordinary racial animosity and religious bigotry shown by some White Christian extremists toward the new immigrant Somali community. Following weblinks will make this clear: First, was an event on 28 October 2015 at the VFW by an Iranian American woman, a combat army reserve veteran and conservative …

Reclamation Studios

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Harmony…with a cup of tea

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Promoting peace, tolerance and harmony between people of all faith, and those with no faith to promote love. #‎HarmonyWithACupOFTea Event detail – http://withaspin.com/2016/02/01/harmony-with-a-cup-of-tea/

"Meet a Muslim,"

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In Fremont, community members are invited to "Meet a Muslim," on Monday, February 1 – Mona Shaiq and Azam Khan will be there to answer your questions about Islam and Muslims.

“Caring for Creation,”

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Adult Sunday school presentation will include an examination of creation care, scriptural aspects of creation care and aspects of challenges creation faces from environmental issues.

“Headwaters Sanctuary,”

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Assist in the care of 53-acre nature sanctuary to preserve, protect, restore and celebrate the rich natural, cultural, historical, spiritual and educational values of the headwaters of the San Antonio River.

“Pursuit of Harmony,

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habbat Service: A musical journey of friendship and peace. Join Jewish singer and song writer Michael Ochs and Palestinian songwriter and commentator Alaa Alshaham for a weekend of music, dialogue and friendship!

“Laudato Si’,”

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A Community Conversation led by Assistant Director Jennifer Reyes Lay. Gather to dialogue, reflect, and celebrate that together we have a responsibility to care for our common home wherever we are, in whatever we do. To prepare read “Laudato Si’.”

“Starting out Wild: Rockin’ and Rollin"

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ntroduce 1-3 year-olds to nature and learn all about rocks through stories, songs, and hands-on fun! It is recommended that a child be walking and a parent or caretaker attend with each child. Most classes will take place outdoors. RSVP required. Suggested donation: $3 per person or $6 per family.

“The Islamic Declaration on Climate Change,”

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A discussion with Narjis Pierre, Sarwat Hussain, people of the Dialogue Institute, and friends. All will be invited to discuss little and big things individuals and groups can do about climate change. Both the 5:45 reception and this are hosted by the CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), the Dialogue Institute, Muslim Women’s Association, and UIW Liturgical Outreach. Contact: Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, [email protected]

"Food Justice in the Era of Climate Change"

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Shared by Dr. Jeff Crane, author of The Environment in American History, Nature and the Formation of the United States http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415808712. In modern America approximately 50 million Americans, including about one-fourth of all children, suffer from food insecurity. The food that is available is often unhealthy and produced in an industrial-agricultural economy that is damaging to both farmworkers and ecosystems. Community and urban farming offer some solutions to those problems while also helping urban populations prepare for the unpredictable impacts of climate change. UIW Mabee Library Auditorium. RSVP: not required, Cost: free.

“Celebrating the Season of Creation in Worship,”

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Workshop for worship leaders and community leaders of all faiths. Will begin with a sandwich lunch, followed by a presentation of how Reconciliation Episcopal has used this new liturgical season to bring an awareness of God’s love for creation and our call to care for it to the entire worshiping community. Participants will be invited to share ideas for how they might use something similar in their own worship services.

“Sustainable Systems: Environmental, Economic and Social–Looking Towards the Future,”

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The world faces many dynamic environmental, economic and social challenges. How do we create sustainable systems that meet these challenges so the people of the world can live fulfilling lives in harmony with one another and with nature? This will explore climate change as one environmental challenge among many, the future of energy as one of many economic challenges, and work as one of the social challenges facing the world. The Presenter: Joe Cook holds a B.Sc in Natural Resources and the Environment (Univ. of MI), a M.Sc in Entomology with Minor in Soil Science (Univ. of MN), an MBA (UIW), a MTS (Oblate School of Theology, and a M.A. in Theology (St. Mary's University). He has worked worldwide in Natural Resources and the Environment with his last position being a Senior Environmental and Sustainability Scientist with the firm Consulting for Health, Air, Nature and a Greener Environment.

“Deep in the Heart: A Passion For Peace,”

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10th Annual Blessing of San Antonio Peacemakers 9th Annual Declaration of the San Antonio Peace Laureate. Join the San Antonio peaceCENTER and the San Antonio Peace Laureates in our re-commitment for the long haul and in mutual blessing of holy legacy. The Blessing will be filled with beautiful music, sacred images, human encounters, and words of wisdom. Fr. Ron Rolheiser will be appointed as the 9th San Antonio Peace Laureate. Bring family and friends! Invite others!

“Weed Wednesday,”

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Help combat exotic invasive species, including Australian and Kleberg Bluestem, wild mustard, and malta star thistle. RSVP required. Cost: free. Contact Wendy for exact location in the park.

“Solar House: Being Eco Conscious,”

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Built by engineering students at the University of the Incarnate Word, the Solar House http://www.uiw.edu/solarhouse/background.html is a model for sustainable construction and an invitation to the community to learn more about sustainability. Learn more of this from Daniel Potter, the director. http://www.uiw.edu/greenuiw/.

“RENEWAL”, a Documentary Film

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Inspired by the many Americans who are answering a spiritual call to confront the enormous challenges of environmental degradation, these men, women, and children are finding ways to become caretakers of the Earth, from within their Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim traditions. The religious-environmental movement grows as people from diverse traditions work to build a sustainable future.

“Jesus in Islam,”

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Lecture and book signing by internationally respected scholar Dr. Zeki Saritoprak who will examine the place of Jesus in the Qur'an and Hadith and discuss the important role Jesus can play in interfaith dialogue.

Interfaith Celebration

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Join us for an interfaith event celebrating world interfaith harmony week. We will have interfaith prayers, panel discussion, meditation, music, dance and a pot – luck party. This is event is free.

Countering Xenophobia Through Interfaith Cooperation

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As we celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Permanent Mission of Pakistan and the Permanent Observer Mission of the OIC will be organizing this side event to underscore the dangers of rising trend of xenophobia and to highlight the crucial role of interfaith solidarity and action to overcome this challenge. Prominent speakers will include interfaith activists Dr. Faroque Ahmed Khan, Dr. William Vendley and Dr. Munir Al-Kassem. Participation by the civil society to this event is being encouraged. Please RSVP to Mrs. Satanay Eshak, 212-883-0140 Ext.300, [email protected] . For non UN Badge holders, mandatory RSVP by COB Tuesday, February 2

Interfaith Winter Meeting

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On the heels of a Christian-Muslim dialogue that won approval for building bridges, an overview of 21 different religions will be part of an Interfaith Forum Columbus event Feb. 6. Columbus resident Christine Lemley, who has worked with main organizer Anita Naanes on the Interfaith Winter Gathering, has labeled it “a marvelous, enriching, sacred mosaic.” Naanes, a member of the local forum for several years, first discussed the idea last summer with the interfaith forum. She said she was further inspired after attending the 2015 Parliament of World Religions in October at Salt Lake City, Utah. Part of the theme of that event was “Working Together For a World of Compassion, Peace, Justice and Sustainability.”

Supporting WIHW at the United States WARP Office

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The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office brings religious leaders of various faiths together, to have an interfaith dialogue based on the scriptures of each religion. Through discussing, comparing and sharing the messages from each religious text, religious leaders can truly start to understand, with an open heart, other religions in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.

Multifaith Meeting

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Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, director of the multifaith studies and initiatives department at the Montgomery County college, arranged the visit to help acclimate the future Jewish clergy members for their role in a multifaith world.

Operation Cooperation

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Operation Cooperation brings together third grade students and their teachers and parents from four different religious schools in west St. Louis County: Al-Manara Academy (Muslim), St. Monica Catholic School, Kirk Day School (Christian) and Mirowitz. The program hopes to break down barriers by encouraging the children to play problem-solving games collaboratively. They meet at four workshops a year and enjoy snacks at “get-to-know-you” periods. The four schools take turns hosting the events. Last Thursday, Mirowitz hosted one of the workshops for their Christian and Muslim friends — about 100 third graders in all. The school lunchroom was filled with tables and pint-sized chairs for the kids’ important work.

Creating Relationships, Pursuing Justice, Become a Sacred Community

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Be part of a historic event as Rabbi Jonah Pesner speaks at the Islamic Center of Tennessee on the need for interfaith unity, followed by a panel discussion of local Christian, Muslim and business leaders. he forum focused on the divisiveness across the country and in Tennessee and what can be done to build relationships despite differences. Three Nashville business and faith experts joined the discussion, including Daoud Abudiab, president of the Faith and Culture Center; Ralph Schulz, president of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; and Emilie Townes, dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

Words of Light

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Mindworks Publishing will be commemorating the week with Words of Light, a seven day blog event highlighting poetry that expresses elements of interfaith harmony, and through showcasing some of the poetry featured in our interfaith publication, The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit.

Waking in Oak Tree

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About the Film As the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin prepares for Sunday prayers, a deadly hate attack shatters their lives, but not their resilience. After six worshipers are killed by a white supremacist, the local community finds inspiration in the Sikh tradition of forgiveness and faith. Lieutenant Murphy, shot 15 times in the attack, joins the mayor and police chief as they forge new bonds with the Sikh community. Young temple members, still grieving, emerge as leaders in the quest to end the violence. In the year following the tragedy, thousands gather for vigils and community events to honor the victims and seek connection. Together, a community rocked by hate is awakened and transformed by the Sikh spirit of relentless optimism. About Not in Our Town Not in Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not in Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders …

Religious Literacy and Religious Diversity: How to Talk (and Think) about the “R” Word in Public

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A professor of religion at Boston University, Dr. Stephen Prothero has commented on religion on dozens of NPR programs as well as on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Prothero’s numerous books include God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter, New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—and Doesn’t, and most recently, Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections). He holds a PhD degree in religious studies from Harvard University. A Q&A will follow Prothero’s presentation in Kemper Auditorium, and his books will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the lobby. Sponsored by Student Activities Office. This event, …

UNVEILED: A One-Woman Play (In Celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week!)

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Written and performed by Rohina Malik Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. In Unveiled, Rohina Malik’s critically acclaimed one-woman show, five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. Myths, stereotypes, and intolerance are revealed and examined. Malik is a Chicago-based playwright, actress, and solo performance artist of South Asian heritage. Unveiled, which premiered in 2009 at the 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, Ill., has been performed in theatres nationwide. An artistic associate at the 16th Street Theater, Malick is also a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a company member at Voyage Theater Company in NYC. Her newest play, Yasmina’s Necklace, premiered at the 16th Street Theater in January. Performance to be held in Tang Theatre. A Q&A will follow Malik’s performance. Tea and desserts will be available in Steinbach Lobby following the performance. Free and open to the public. This event, marking the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week, …

Buddism, Monkey Mind, Chaos and Connections (Celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week)

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While earning a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, award-winning artist Katarina Wong explored how Buddhism both changed and was changed by the cultures, communities, and societies with which it integrated. Inspired by Buddhist teachings, she often uses animal forms in her artwork to represent aspects of our hidden human nature; she is especially interested in “understanding our common humanness, from the chaos that lurks under the surface…to the desire to create respite within ourselves and connection with one another.” Wong curates critically acclaimed exhibitions and shows her own work nationally and internationally. Her most recent ceramic sculptures draw on aspects of her cultural heritages as a Chinese Cuban American. Presentation to be made in Kemper Auditorium at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. A 15-minute Q&A and dessert reception will follow Wong’s talk. This event, marking the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1–7), is part of an initiative called “Love of God/ …

Meet Your Muslim Neighbor Potluck

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Anti-Muslim hysteria has engulfed the media as of late, distorting facts and encouraging rampant misunderstanding about Islam. It is important now more than ever for us to show compassion for our Muslim neighbors and help stop the spread of intolerance. The Thomas Merton Center and Islamic Center of Pittsburgh have teamed up to create a potluck dinner to do just that. This is a great opportunity for people of all faiths to come together and show solidarity with Pittsburgh’s Muslim community! Food will be provided by Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, but guests are encouraged to bring a dessert or non-alcoholic beverage. All are welcome!

“The Muslim Next Door,”

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With increasing concerns over anti-Muslim extremism, local Muslim-Americans are pairing with Carlow University to talk about religion and their experiences living in Pittsburgh. Wednesday’s event, called “The Muslim Next Door,” was developed with the intent of dispelling myths about Islamic stereotypes. The panel includes speakers from the Turkish and Islamic centers of Pittsburgh and Carlow University students. Siobhan DeWitt, director of campus ministry at Carlow, said Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Director Wasi Mohamed saw a need for the forum, after anonymous threats were made against the organization and its members.

An interfaith candlelight service

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The service is being organized to mark the loss of individuals who have completed suicide. Idea comes in response to the loss of so many young people in this area. Groups in Atlantic County and Cape May County have united to organize this service. Representatives from many faiths are speaking at the service. At the end, individuals who want to light a candle in memory of a loved one may do so. Those individuals will have an opportunity to speak if they choose. A representative from each police force in Atlantic and Cape May Counties has been invited also. We want to acknowledge and recognize that suicide affects the hearts of our first responders. Following the service, there will be refreshments and local resources. No cost to attend. Any offering collected will be used to support mental health counseling as well as suicide prevention in schools/communities.

Muslim, Jewish, Christian Leaders Invite You to 3 Interfaith Talks (2)

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Tuesday night, Jan. 26, Rabbi Adam Feldman of the Jewish Center in Princeton, and Rev. Dave Davis of Nassau Presbyterian Church will join M uslim imam Hamad Chebli for an interfaith discussion about religious tolerance. The event starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mosque off Rt. 1 at Promenade Road, and is open to all. Wednesday night, a similar talk will be held at the Jewish Center of Princeton (435 Nassau Street), and Thursday at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street. Both those start times are 8 p.m. All are invited and encouraged to attend!

Abraham' s Circle: How Our Sacred Texts Shape Our Relationships with Others

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Pastors and authorities from five faiths will be featured at a forum in Wausau where they will talk about their religions. The two-part ecumenical dialogue begins next week at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County Center for Civic Engagement. The featured experts are from five faiths that trace a common origin to the prophet Abraham – mainline and evangelical Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish and Islamic. Organizers say the panelists will discuss "sacred texts" of their religions and key aspects of believers and how each faith views non-members or outsiders. The forums are free and open to the public. Community members can submit questions for the panelists. Each two-hour session will begin at 5 p.m. at the James F. Veninga Theater at 625 Stewart Ave. WAOW TV anchor Melissa Langbehn will moderate the discussion.

Living Our Faith in a Diverse World

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Pastors and authorities from five faiths will be featured at a forum in Wausau where they will talk about their religions. The two-part ecumenical dialogue begins next week at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County Center for Civic Engagement. The featured experts are from five faiths that trace a common origin to the prophet Abraham – mainline and evangelical Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish and Islamic. Organizers say the panelists will discuss “sacred texts” of their religions and key aspects of believers and how each faith views non-members or outsiders. The forums are free and open to the public. Community members can submit questions for the panelists. Each two-hour session will begin at 5 p.m. at the James F. Veninga Theater at 625 Stewart Ave. WAOW TV anchor Melissa Langbehn will moderate the discussion.

Community Interfaith Peace Celebration

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In celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, come enjoy the concert and community sing with the Community Interfaith Peace Choir. The Interfaith Peace Choir is part of a newly emerging grassroots Interfaith Community that so far includes members from the local Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, New Thought, and Unitarian Universalist Churches as well as people who identify as Buddhist, Humanist, Jewish, Pagan and Sufi. Following the concert there will be time for snacks and fellowship. –Donations will be accepted for Syrian Refugees–.

Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable Prayer Breakfast

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A Prayer Breakfast is a by invitation only event commencing Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable's Month of interfaith Activities activities. A public blessing ceremony will be held at the Salt Lake City Capitol on Friday, February 5, at 3:00 pm which will be addressed by Governor Gary Herbert and blessed by Lacee Harris, a Northern Ute & Northern Piute.

The Bridge: An exhibition

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Trinity Church Wall Street presents the U.S. premiere of The Bridge, an East-West traveling art exhibition organized and curated by CARAVAN, an interreligious and intercultural peacebuilding NGO at St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street). The showcase, which runs from January 20 – February 28, 2016, includes the work of 47 contemporary visual artists from 15 countries focusing on what they hold in common through their Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and creeds. The Bridge serves as a common starting point on which to begin seeing a world that intrinsically respects and honors cultural and religious diversity. It opened on February 2, 2015 with a month-long exhibition in Paris to commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week and was subsequently shown in Cairo, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square in London, and at the Metz Cathedral in Metz, France. After New York City, it moves to Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel, Spokane’s St. John’s Cathedral, Portland’s Tr

World Interfaith Harmony Week Speakers' Series: Desperate Times Call for Compassionate Action

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Please join the Charter for a special weeklong series of presentations during World Interfaith Harmony Week, inspired with the work of Muslim-Christian dialog. We are exploring the need for developing compassion to understand and benefit from a world that is marked by diversity and pluralism—in life forms, in cultural patterns, in faith pathways, in physical characteristics like skin color and body shapes. Among the topics we will grapple with in these calls: The value of engaging with the "other" Embracing pluralism: how to celebrate diversity while cultivating culture Responding to fundamentalism: politics and religion When bigotry becomes normalized How to represent a community not our own (For example, Christians confronting Islamophobia, straight people supporting gay, lesbian and transgender communities) While our primary focus will be on topics related to Islamophobia—and we will continue to update our Guide Book (here), we will look for opportunities to make connection with other issues, including racism, Mideast tensions, gender equality and gender identity Join …

World Interfaith Harmony Week Speakers' Series (Speaker 4)

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John Esposito is American professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Esposito is Founding Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.Previously, he was Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies, College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of over 45 books. Esposito's interviews and articles with newspapers, magazines, and the media in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Guardian, The Times of London, CNN, ABC Nightline, CBS, NBC, and the BBC. John is a major contributor to the Charter's Islamophobia Guide Book. Please join the Charter for a special weeklong series of presentations during World Interfaith Harmony Week, inspired with the work of Muslim-Christian dialog. We are exploring the need for developing compassion to understand and benefit from a world that is marked by diversity and pluralism—in life forms, …

World Interfaith Harmony Week Speakers’ Series: Compassion Convos

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Marie Roker-Jones and Louisa Hext are cofounders of #CompassionConvos: a compassion movement challenging our own bias. It’s a call to action bringing people together to create individual and systemic change. Roker-Jones is also the founder of http://raisinggreatmen.com/, an effort to raise boys to be men of character. Hext is the North American representative of The Forgiveness Project, and can be reached though http://consultantshext.com/ Aleasa Word is an internationally certified professional life coach, editor at the Good Men Project, small business consultant and author specializing in helping people develop the second chapter of their lives professionally and personally.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Speakers’ Series: “The Interfaith Amigos.”

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The Interfaith Amigos started working together after 9/11 – Since then, they have brought their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor to audiences in the US, Canada, Israel-Palestine and Japan. Their first book, Getting to the Heart of Interfaith (Skylight Paths, 2009), brought the Interfaith Amigos international attention with coverage from the New York Times, CBS News, the BBC and various NPR programs. Karen Armstrong calls their “exuberant and courageous” second book, Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith (Skylight Paths, 2011), “an inspiration and example for all of us in these sadly polarized times.” Please join the Charter for a special weeklong series of presentations during World Interfaith Harmony Week, inspired with the work of Muslim-Christian dialog. We are exploring the need for developing compassion to understand and benefit from a world that is marked by diversity and pluralism—in life forms, in cultural patterns, in faith pathways, in physical characteristics like skin color and …

Leaders breakfast In honour of World Interfaith Harmony

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From 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 1, the MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio will have a breakfast for clergy and other community members involved in outreach. In honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week, the topic is “Reaching Out to Other Faiths.” The session will be held at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, 25877 Scheider Rd., Perrysburg, and a Lebanese continental breakfast buffet will be provided. Admission is free. After the program, tours of the Islamic Center will be available. Those planning to attend the breakfast are requested to RSVP by Thursday to Judy Lee Trautman. 99

Breakfast prayers

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Leaders of faith communities will give public prayers for awareness of human trafficking, fighting the crime, and helping people who have been subjected to trafficking. The prayer panel will include Baptist, Catholic, Islamic, nondenominational, and Unitarian Universalist faith leaders. The Rev. Charles Campbell of Lutheran Church of the Master in Perrysburg will be the featured speaker. Resources will be available for further information. Admission is free.

"What on Earth are we here for?"

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Interfaith Harmony Week was unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 2010 to be observed during the first week of each February. Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry invites you to an Interfaith Harmony Week dinner on Thursday, February 4 at 7 p.m. at Seattle University, Student Center 160. This year's theme is "What on Earth are we here for?" Panelists speaking on the theme include: Dr. Connie Kanter, CFO/VP for Finance & Business Affairs at Seattle University, speaking from the Orthodox Jewish tradition; Rev. Taijo Imanaka, Head Priest at the Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple, speaking from the Shingon Buddhist tradition; Rev. Verlon Fosner, from the North Seattle Congregation and developer of 'dinner churches,' speaking from the Evangelical Christian tradition; and Rev. Jon Luopa, Minister at University Unitarian Church, speaking from the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Facilitated discussions with colleagues and peers at each table will conclude the evening. Tickets are $5. Find more information at https://www.seattleu.edu/stm/news-events/news/?id=160715 Purchase tickets at …

Seeking Silence

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he Interfaith Center at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Little Rock will host a "Seeking Silence" workshop 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 20900 Chenal Parkway. The workshop will focus on silence as a spiritual practice from Jewish, Christian and Muslim perspectives. Participants will also gather for prayer in the Arkansas House of Prayer, an interfaith chapel on the grounds of St. Margaret's that offers space for silent prayer and meditation. The workshop will be led by Rabbi Barry Block of Congregation B'nai Israel; the Rev. Susan Sims Smith, executive director of the Interfaith Center; and Sophia Said of the Islamic Center of Little Rock. Cost is $35. Information is available online at interfaith.itssm.org or by calling (501) 801-0272.

Interfaith Community Pot-luck

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All are invited to bring a dish from their culture or faith tradition to share. Since dietary restrictions come with many beliefs — for instance, some faiths don't allow pork consumption, others are vegetarians — anyone bringing a dish is asked to also bring a full list of ingredients to display next to the dish.

Interfaith Family Workshops

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There will be a parents workshop from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and a grandparents workshop from 3:30-5 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to examine concerns that arise as they navigate their path to raising Jewish children, including potential marital conflicts, feelings of loss and extended family pressures. In a separate group, grandparents will learn how to create positive Jewish learning experiences for their grandchildren, as well as how to do "intentional" grandparenting.

Monastic Interfaith Ties Film

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A panel discussion will follow a screening at St. John's University of a documentary about monastic interfaith ties. "Strangers No More" follows the work done by Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique/Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, a group of Catholic nuns and monks who connect with Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims.

Q&A Breakfast forum

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People with questions about Islam can join Muslims and non-Muslims for an informal question and answer forum at the Islamic House of Wisdom (IHW) on Sunday morning. In response to recent attacks by extremists, the IHW is holding an open discussion so that people of all or no faith can better understand Islam and how Muslims live. The gathering, which begins at 10 a.m., will be the center's first, although it has held interfaith dialogues and debates between religious leaders in the past.

World Interfaith Harmony Day (The Casey Multi-Faith Network)

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Avraham (Abe) Schwarz has worked for many years in the Youth and Community Development sectors for both Jewish and mainstream organisations in Australia – and 4 intriguing years of Interfaith Dialogue and Tour-Guiding in Jerusalem, whilst studying Rabbinic and Torah Jewish sources – and raising a young family. Avraham is the proud father of Zachariah, Gabriel and Noah, and outside of family, devotes extensive time promoting Cultural Diversity, Jewish Education, Aboriginal Reconciliation and Interfaith Harmony – formally as Honorary Secretary of C.O.M.M.O.N. – the Centre Of Melbourne Multifaith & Others Network. Additionally, Abe presents to schools through the Jewish Christian Muslim Association (JCMA), writes and broadcasts on related topics including for Gesher, the Journal of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) and actively supports the legacy of Aboriginal activist Uncle William Cooper (1860-1941) – volunteering as Secretary to his 87-year-old grandson, Uncle Boydie. “Abe’s Tikun Olam Hour” weekly Social Justice radio show can be heard around the world on …

Interfaith Harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the SDGs

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World Interfaith Harmony Week, established by U.N. General Assembly Resolution 65/5, offers the opportunity to highlight the vital role of communities of faith working with the United Nations to guide our world toward a more compassionate, sustainable future. Religious leaders will join distinguished governmental and U.N. speakers to demonstrate support for the Sustainable Development Goals. The focus will be on the importance of interfaith solidarity in accomplishing the Goals, as well as innovative approaches that develop a spirit of partnership among religious communities and with the United Nations. Please join us for an afternoon of thoughtful presentations, music and ceremony.

The Bridge: An Exhibition at St. Paul's Chapel

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rinity Church Wall Street presents the U.S. premiere of The Bridge, an East-West travelling art exhibition organized and curated by CARAVAN, an interreligious and intercultural peacebuilding NGO at St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street). The showcase, which runs from January 20 – February 28, 2016, includes the work of 47 contemporary visual artists from 15 countries focusing on what they hold in common through their Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and creeds. The Bridge serves as a common starting point on which to begin seeing a world that intrinsically respects and honors cultural and religious diversity. It opened on February 2, 2015 with a month-long exhibition in Paris to commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week and was subsequently shown in Cairo, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square in London, and at the Metz Cathedral in Metz, France. After New York City, it moves to Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel, Spokane’s St. John’s Cathedral, Portland’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and around Wyoming.

Interfaith Panel Of Chattanooga

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St. Paul’s will host the Interfaith Panel of Chattanooga on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. The Interfaith Panel seeks to increase understanding and appreciation for the diversity of faith in Chattanooga. Moderated by Charles Neal, the panel will include: Michael Dzik, Judaism; Nur Sisworahardjo, Islam; Sush Shantha, Hinduism; Brandon Jones, Atheism; and Mary Grey Moses, Christianity. Each panelist will share what it is like to live in Chattanooga from the perspective of their particular faith, and the floor will then be open for questions from those in attendance.

Your American Muslim Neighbor: The Surprising Facts Behind the Fear-Mongering

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Your American Muslim Neighbor: The Surprising Facts Behind the Fear-Mongering Thursday, February 4th, 6:30 pm Please sign up at the Library starting January 15th Did you know that the first week of February is designated as World Interfaith Harmony Week? Help us commemorate the rich and longstanding tradition of American religious pluralism with a special interactive discussion with Celene Ibrahim, a prominent feminist theologian, specialist in Arabic and the history of Islamic civilizations, Muslim university chaplain, and celebrated interfaith organizer. Bring your questions and curiosities about American Muslims, the teachings of Islam on politics and religious pluralism, and the roles of women in Muslim faith communities. About World Interfaith Harmony Week: Home A recent New York Times Op-Ed featuring Celene- http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/01/06/do-non-muslims-help-or-hurt-women-by-wearing-hijabs About Our Presenter- Celene Ibrahim is a scholar, educator, and chaplain. Ms. Ibrahim is widely published and holds a joint faculty appointment as Islamic Studies Scholar-in-Residence at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, where she co-directs the Center …

12th Annual Interreligious Prayer Service for Peace and Justice Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week

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MEDIA ALERT CONTACTS: Charles S. Chesnavage, Service Planner (914) 261-0468 / [email protected] Rev. Meredith Garmon (914) 946-1660 Ex. 3 [email protected] WHAT: The 12th Annual Interreligious Prayer Service for Peace and Justice Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week WHEN: Sunday, February 7th, 2016, 3:00 PM WHERE: Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation 468 Rosedale Ave White Plains, NY 10605 914-946-1660, www.cucwp.org WHO: Representatives of world religions, faith and humanist traditions will come together to recite universal prayers or statements for peace and justice. WHY: In recognition and celebration of the resolution adopted by UN General Assembly proclaiming the first week of February World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs. Organized by Charles S. Chesnavage and Participants of other Religious Traditions The 12th Annual Interreligious Prayer Service for Peace and Justice seeks to promote understanding and tolerance among all religious traditions and beliefs. Universal Prayers for Peace and Justice will be recited, including prayers from the following religious traditions: Hindu, Humanist, Buddhist, …

TRUE HAPPINESS GATHERING

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We promise to do God's will, declare the day a happy day, give thanks for all circumstances, have an attitude of gratitude each day, love, care, listen, encourage, and forgive others no matter what, read and follow the Be Healthy Plan For Happiness, join PPP-COUL, make wishes and listen to wishes, and encourage others to join PPP-COUL.

Storytelling and Interfaith Leadership Conference

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Loras College will host the first River Crossing: Storytelling and Interfaith Leadership Conference 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Alumni Campus Center on campus, thanks in part to a $2,200 grant from the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based nonprofit. Loras was one of four colleges in the nation to receive a grant. River Crossing will feature storytelling workshops and a panel discussion on transformative interfaith dialogue led by community members, religious leaders and area students. The goal is to have students find their voice in interfaith storytelling and grow interfaith activity in their schools and communities.

Christian and Muslim Public Forum

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Two local congregations hope to start bridging the gaps of misunderstanding between Christian and Muslim believers. The Rev. Heath Rada, moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and Imam Mohamed Taha of the Asheville Islamic Center will host a public forum at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church. The forum is in response to an invitation from the White House, issued to denominational-level faith leaders, to engage their congregations in a nationwide effort to bridge the growing racial and religious gap that continues to divide this country.

Together We Can Make The World Better

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Conversations Among Humanists, Atheists and Religious Believers is a joint program of the Xaverian Missionaries of the USA and United Kingdom which seeks dialogue among atheists and religious believers. Our meetings are wonderfully rich, with a diverse group: atheists and theists. Our conversation is on doing good, with or without God. How can religious people, atheists and humanists find ways to bring good into the world together? – See more at: http://www.xaviermissionaries.org/stay-informed/events/#sthash.VAfl2bNu.dpuf

Prayers for Peace by John Cali & Spirit

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On February 1, in just a couple weeks, James Twyman, aka The Peace Troubadour, will be holding his ISIS Prayer Vigil in war-ravaged Syria. He picked that day to coincide with the beginning of 2016’s World Faith Harmony Week. James will be joined by a large group of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders in an area overlooking several rebel-held Syrian villages. There will be millions of people focusing their prayers on the area, and especially on the starving Syrian children. Also, over 2,500 Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India will be joining the vigil. If you haven’t already, please join James and the folks who will be a part of this powerful prayer vigil. You’ll be helping to change the world and achieve humanity’s centuries-old dream of peace on earth. It will take only 15 minutes of your time on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Moving Beyond Bias: World Interfaith Harmony Gathering

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We recently celebrated a major Christian holiday with songs, prayers and words: “Peace on Earth.” This gathering is an opportunity to act and make that message live! Join, and bring your fellowship, to World Interfaith Harmony Week-Fox Valley, Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7:00 PM, at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 140 S Green Bay Rd, Neenah. Presenters are Dr. Younis Zaidan, UW-Fox Valley, and Dr. Stephen P. Savides, Senior Pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Appleton. World Interfaith Harmony Week was established by unanimous approval of the United Nations. As an annual participant since the celebration began in 2010, the Fox Valley’s venue offers constructive dialog and a focus on shared values of mercy and tolerance. Come and thereby join people all around the world who, during this week, strive to create a meaningful partnership and make Peace on Earth real for every human being. Be the change you pray for as we connect with one another and break bread …

Interfaith Kirtan Night

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In honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week, we will lift our voices in harmonious song as we sing chants from a variety of spiritual traditions, including Hinduism, Sufism, Christianity, Judaism, and more. This program is a beautiful expression of One Spirit's commitment to interfaith education and training of interfaith and interspiritual ministers as well as honoring of the mystical core at the heart of every spiritual path.

World Interfaith Harmony Day

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The event is held at a neutral place. Starts at 1:00 pm with tables of over 20 faiths and also of no faith, are set up with literature and manned by folks from that community to answer any questions. In the second hour we have a panel of 3-4 faiths who talk briefly about their faith followed by questions and answers. In the third hour, we set up refreshments and request that people sit on a table where they don\'t know anyone, so they can get to know each other. People love this part, where they can have one on one interaction with a person of a different faith.

Interfaith Harmony Week Speakers’ Series

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Karin is Vice President and General Counsel of a major entertainment industry consortium. Active in the mind, body and spirit communities for over ten years, Miller served as pro bono counsel to Marianne Williamson for the formation of the Peace Alliance and as an Advisory Board Member to the Alliance for a New Humanity, chaired by Deepak Chopra. Karin founded Our New Evolution (ONE) to connect and empower people and projects that are aligned with Global Values—the heart of Karin’s new book, “Global Values: A New Paradigm for a New World.” Read the introduction to Karen’s book and visit www.OurNewEvolution.org to learn more.   Please join the Charter for a special weeklong series of presentations during World Interfaith Harmony Week, inspired with the work of Muslim-Christian dialog. We are exploring the need for developing compassion to understand and benefit from a world that is marked by diversity and pluralism—in life forms, in cultural patterns, in faith pathways, in physical characteristics like skin color and …

Kentucky Voices Exploring Sacred Wisdom and Pathways to Compassion

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Join us for a morning of bluegrass music with Misty Mountain String Band, spoken word poetry, deeply personal TED-style talks and a hard-hitting honest panel conversation on issues of pressing concern to our community. "Kentucky Voices Exploring Sacred Wisdom and Pathways to Nonviolence" is the Center for Interfaith Relations' second annual Thomas Merton birthday celebration event! Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Honorary Chair of the 2016 Festival of Faiths, will open the festivities with special remarks at the W.L. Lyons Brown Sr. Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, at 10 a.m. followed by a major announcement of prominent speakers for the 2016 Festival of Faiths, Sacred Wisdom: Pathways to Nonviolence, a dialogue about the increasing thirst for meaning in a world experiencing a crisis of meaning. Four Kentucky voices, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth; Christina Lee Brown, founder of the Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil as well as the Center for Interfaith Relations; Sadiqa Reynolds, president of the Urban League of Louisville; …

"Think Globally/Act Locally: Feed Your Neighbor"

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Join us again this year for a day of interfaith service! Pack nutritious meals for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank at a time of year when supplies are low. Last year we packed 12,300+ nutritious meals for our food-insecure neighbors in the Merrimack Valley! Come together with our interfaith coalition of congregations and community organizations from around the Merrimack Valley to raise money and pack meals on February 11th. Sign up to participate here: https://goo.gl/c85ZbN Through a collaboration with Outreach, Inc., we plan to raise $3,750 to package 15,000 meals for local food banks. All meals will be packaged on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from noon to 3:00 p.m. This event is open to any individual, congregation, or community – religious or nonreligious – interested in participating. Meals are packed by assembly lines in one-hour shifts. Intentional opportunities to meet people of other faiths and traditions are part of this experience. There will be dialogue and reflection to deepen the …

S.C. Interfaith Harmony Month

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For the fourth year in a row, Governor Nikki R. Haley has declared January to be South Carolina Interfaith Harmony Month. During this time member of Interfaith Partners hold special services, meetings, educational and artistic events to bring together people from different faiths to learn about each other’s spiritual practices. We held a press conference at the S.C. State House on December 29, 2015, which received wide coverage in various state media outlets. At that time we also released a statement in support of Syrian refugees being resettled in South Carolina, and calling for an end to Islamophobia. More than 20 events will have been hosted between January 1 and February 7, 2016. More info, the governor's proclamation and the IPSC statement may be found here: http://interfaithpartnersofsc.org/

Faith and Freedom: Multifaith Perspectives on Freedom

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The United Nations has declared February 1 through 7 of each year as World Interfaith Harmony Week. In celebration of the 2016 U.N. World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council is sponsoring this faith-based presentation from a wide range of religious and faith perspectives. Included will be remarks on economic freedom and freedom of lifestyle choices around the world. There will be time for Q&A, and refreshments will be served.

Faith, Compassion & Climate Action: Love Earth & People

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Florida's many religious traditions, faith communities, and spiritualities are coming together along with climate action groups around the state and nation. The time has come to act together in the face of rising seas and the pressing need to adapt to the impacts of climate change. There is room for all and your presence is needed. The conference begins with the keynote at 7 PM Thursday, followed by a reception and plenary experience. Friday is a day of networking, information sharing and small group conversations that explore relationships and issues. Everything from water to grief we'll be before us. On Saturday we will delve into the spirituality of action and work on real solutions we can engage back home. This Climate Assembly with oscillate from plenary to networking to small group conversation. Meals include Thursday reception, Friday lunch, breakfast and dinner, and Saturday breakfast and lunch. All meals are vegetarian or vegan to support healthy bodies and sustainable agriculture. Speakers …

Annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon

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Aloha friends: You are cordially invited to join other community organizations and churches to the 12th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon. We are pleased to announce that the guest speaker will be Pastor Miles McPherson of Rock Church San Diego, one of the fastest growing churches in America. Please plan now with members of your congregation to attend this special event. Tickets are now available and we have begun to take reservations. For reservation please call 808-246-0774 or [email protected] Grace and Peace to you from the Planning Team: Mark & Diane Beeksma Pastor Bruce Baumgartner Pastor John Cabello Pastor Vill Galiza Ray Ho Pastor Larry Matsuwaki Pastor Ofelia Serrano Pastor John Zimmerman Pastor Roy & Dely Sasaki

Zikr

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Zikr a form of devotion, associated chiefly with Sufism, in which the worshiper is absorbed in the rhythmic repetition of the name of God.

Interfaith Harmony Celebration: "Turn Toward Your Neighbor"

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We are so excited to cosponsor this first annual collaborative event, kicking off the United Nation's World Harmony Week …. an event to promote our beloved Atlanta community's diverse and rich interfaith community. Connect with your neighbors and neighborhood through * Celebrating Interfaith Atlanta * Enjoying international performances * Hearing personal stories * Participating in “hands-on” activities FREE AND OPEN TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. FREE PARKING.

Interfaith Harmony Concert

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Interfaith Harmony Concert Mosaic Harmony proudly presents "Mosaic Harmony and Friends – One Humankind" as our first annual concert consisting of choirs we have invited to participate from the Washington metropolitan area.

Blessing of the Peacemakers

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Join the San Antonio peaceCENTER and the San Antonio Peace Laureates in our re-commitment for the long haul and in mutual blessing of holy legacy. As always, the Blessing will be filled with beautiful music, sacred images, human encounters, and words of wisdom. Fr. Ron Rolheiser will be appointed as the 9th San Antonio Peace Laureate. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. In San Antonio, the Blessing of the Peacemakers is the opening event for A Season for Nonviolence and World Interfaith Harmony Week. Since 1995, the all-volunteer and interfaith peaceCENTER continues to be a significant community catalyst for peace in San Antonio, Texas. Compassion and Justice are our strong guiding lights. Contemplative Practices, Experiential Education, and Nonviolent Actions are our working expressions throughout the community at large.

The Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinners

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The Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinners are organized to contribute to the progress of intercultural-interfaith dialogue and peace. With the participation of esteemed guests and people from different faiths, cultures, and ethnicities, these gatherings have come to symbolize our desire as a Muslim Americans to achieve a genuine cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinners had become a tradition in Denver and in Cheyenne , WY, but could not have last year due to financial problems.

Islamophobia Guide Book and World Conference Calls

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Research, writing and presentation of a practical guide on Islamophobia that is available on-line through the Charter's website and is helpfully announced and linked by various organizations including the Parliament for World Religions, the United Religions Initiatives and others. In conjunction with the guide, a series of conference calls are planned throughout 2016 with specific themes. The first conference call was help on December 22 with 511 individuals registered.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Compassion Games

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The World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition is a 7 day global challenge to promote acts of peace, harmony, collaboration and tolerance between people of all faith and spiritual traditions, including none. Beginning on February 1st and going through February 7th, players and teams will use the spirit of coopetition to inspire acts of kindness, collaboration, and service to give back to their communities and strengthen mutual respect, understanding, and harmony between people of all backgrounds. The Harmony Week Coopetition is an incredible opportunity for any organization, group, congregation, place of worship or interfaith community to play in the Games in the spirit of a growing global unity and respect for all members of the human family. By using the innate desire of playfulness that exists within us all, the competitive altruism of the Games inspire and catalyze people to compete with one another – not against each other – for the greater good of compassion and service for others, ourselves, …

Lights of Nut Ceremony

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Each of us makes our own journey through the night, seeking the light of understanding. While we must make a solitary journey, we are not alone. The deep blue body of Nut, the sky mother, embraces and receives us all, and gives rebirth to us with the dawn. Members and friends of Osireion will hold a short ceremony called Lights of Nut (pronounced “noot”). Because Lights of Nut will be held in a private home, attendance is by RSVP only. You are welcome to bring a guest, however. The service will last about twenty minutes, followed by refreshments. You need not be familiar with New Egyptian Spirituality, Paganism or Osireion in order to attend, and no particular attire is required. Just come and enjoy the communion of Spirit and friends.

Dances of Universal Peace / USA

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Dances of Universal connect us to the universe by positive inspiration from numerous spiritual traditions. Hafiz put it this way, “I bow to the Friend in deep reverence and discover a marvelous secret carried in the air: this whole Universe is just as blessed and divinely crazed as I, and just as lost in this Wonderful Holy Dance.” Leader keeps us from getting too lost by teaching and leading us in chants and dances. Each dance is a practice that enhances our resonance with the Divine in ourselves and in others. We will also share some prayers and blessings. After dancing, we socialize over refreshments. Small donations accepted. Questions contact [email protected]>, 803-743-0731. Not familiar with DUP? See some at the recent Parliament of the World’s Religions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TArJLQqVRPw Also see more information about DUP at http://www.dancesofuniversalpeacena.org/

Unitarian Universalist Service/ USA

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This event will be in 2 parts. First part is a short service (around 30 minutes) with sharing on the meaning, history, and symbolism of the elements of a UU service. The second part is gathering in the Fellowship Hall to continue discussion of Unitarian Universalism and the Seven Principles with light refreshments. University of S.C. Methodist Student Network Sunday, January 31 5:00-8:00 PM 728 Pickens (between Greene & Blossom) Join us to hear students talk about their ministry, for worship and for a meal, at Wesley Foundation near campus. Questions contact Carl Evans, 803-315-5481 – Parking info call 803-799-7363 – More about the Methodist Student Network here: http://msnatusc.com/v2/.

The Year For Interfaith

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In light of the turmoil around mass shootings, religious bigotry, and people’s use of belief and religion as divisive tools, Unity of Charleston announces “2016: A Year of Interfaith Understanding”. One Sunday per month for the entire year, we will give our pulpit to a speaker from another faith tradition to learn of their tradition’s basic practices and teachings. First speaker is on the Sikh faith, February 28- Islam, Dr. Shahid Husain, President of the Central Mosque of Charleston; March 20: Buddhism, Geshela Topgyal, spiritual leader of the Charleston Tibetan Society. More dates and speakers to be announced. You are invited to come to Charleston for any of these Sundays to hear these speakers. Service times are 9:30 and 11:15. Unity is located at 2535 Leeds Ave., Charleston, SC, 29405. Questions 843-566-0600.

Opening Ceremony of a Season for Non-Violence

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10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 1801 Legrand Rd, Columbia, SC 29229 The 19th annual Season for Non-Violence begins January 30 and runs for 64 days until April 4th, marking the deaths of Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and in honor of their work. Hosted by Unity of Columbia, speakers from different faiths in our community, followed by Dances of Universal Peace and a light lunch. Questions contact [email protected]

Jubilee! Circle Service

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Join Jubilee! Circle in a unique celebration of the Holy using contemporary secular music and a blend of religious traditions that honors and welcomes Christianity, Paganism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and more.

Harmony Breakfast

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For the 5th Year members of the Poway Interfaith Team will have breakfast with other city leaders to discuss how we can make a greater impact towards bringing Peace to our city and neighborhoods. Imam Taha Hussane will be a special guest speaker and discuss the Islamic view of average Muslims not being considered as part of radical Islam.

A Week of Diversity Celebrations

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The West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry, a group of Muslim, Jewish and Christian clergy and laypersons, is preparing the Week of Diversity Celebrations for our community because we believe that only personal interactions between people can counter the anti-refugee sentiment that is on the rise in cities and towns in America. Our city of Charleston, West Virginia, USA is a place with a long history of coal mining. Poverty rates are high, and educational opportunities are available, but often out of reach for financial reasons. Most residents are Protestant Christians, both in the mainstream denominations and Evangelical denominations. Jew and Muslims have lived here for well over 100 years, but interactions between groups are not as common as they could be. Our community also has a strong African-American community, but unfortunately churches and lives are often segregated. We hope that a week of positive opportunities for groups who rarely meet, to get together, discuss issues and have fun, will diminish …

World Interfaith Harmony Peace Concert

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A concert to promote inter-religious and intercultural music and dialogue for global unity and peace. There are many who seek to divide people of faith — this concert intends to bring us all together as one — regardless of our faith, traditions, or backgrounds. People of all faiths, as well as those without, are encouraged to attend our Peace Concert to build harmony, cooperation, and understanding through music and dialogue. FEATURING: Harry Pickens Nada Loutfi Cantor David Lipp Spin Mzorie Judy Parsley Tibetan Monks and more!

Mosaic Harmony and Friends – One Humankind in Music

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Mosaic Harmony proudly presents "Mosaic Harmony and Friends – One Humankind" as our first annual concert consisting of choirs we have invited to participate from the Washington metropolitan area. Mosaic Harmony is a multi-faith, multicultural community choir that draws on the rich heritage of African-American inspirational music. As a human mosaic, we strive to illustrate and encourage unity in the midst of diversity, one song at a time. Committed to the belief that inspirational music can create a community of interfaith and racial harmony, the choir members represent several different races, numerous faith traditions, and a variety of occupations. We are joined together by the ministry of music, our beliefs uniting us as a choir, energizing us to share our message and connect to others. Together we celebrate a commitment to creative expression, musical excellence, commitment to service and shared joy and support. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been funded over the years by donations from …

World Interfaith Harmony Week

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The event will be focused on educating young married couples on the agenda of the United Nations on world harmony and peace . Open discussion and shared forum will be introduced to address common problems of the family in address world harmony and peace. A Call to action will be presented as a tool for outreach and ambassadorial activities to communities on harmony andpeace

National Day of Prayer

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National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May each year and calls for all people of different faiths to pray together in their own way. A special celebration and observance on Kaua`i will be held May 5, 2015 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Kaua`i County Building, 4444 Rice St, Lihue in the courtyard. People from over 15 different religious and spiritual traditions participated last year including Advaita, Baha`i, Brahma Kumaris, Buddhist, Center for Spiritual Living Kaua`i, Christian, Eckankar, Fellowship of Inner Light, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Native American, Native Hawaiian, New Thought, Taoist, The Gathering, Unity and others.

The Interfaith Roundtable Of Cauai Monthly Meeting

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Come and represent your faith group. Our meetings are two hours – one hour for organizational planning and one hour for faith presentations. New members are asked to share briefly about their faiths (as time allows) and are invited to be a 1-hour speaker to share their faith more fully at a future meeting. Bring your own lunch (unless we have a potluck scheduled, which will be announced). Meetings are held the last Friday of each month (except the 3rd Fridays in Nov. and Dec.) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Lihue Hongwanji Temple at 3-3560 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766

Harmonies and Songs of Faith Bus tour

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Come and enjoy together the gift of song! On this free family event tour three faiths will give us a 'Harmony" of songs – promoting Respect, Harmony & Understanding. Tasty variety refreshments provided. Free event but RSVP required, by 30 Jan. Phone Dot Haynes 042 571 8937 or 9848 1710 – Departs from Manningham Council Offices carpark, 699 Doncaster Rd Doncaster.

Interfaith Spring Break Trip

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The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life and ISSS are teaming up to, once again, offer Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to visit our nation’s capitol as we conduct a tour of world religions, visiting major centers of worship and learning: Howard University Sunday Chapel Service, The National Cathedral, The Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., Ohev Shalom National Synagogue, The Holocaust Museum and The Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington. In addition to visiting these national religious sites, plenty of time each day will be built into our schedule to visit national monuments, museums and other historic places of interest. We also hope to take part in “Tennessee Tuesday” on Capitol Hill in which we will have breakfast with our senators and staff. Cost $350, which includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, two dinners and passes to sites requiring tickets.

ILEAD House of Worship Tour (Open to Public)

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ILEAD is IM's interfaith youth leadership program for local high schoolers. The public is invited to join our ILEAD students as we visit two or three local houses of worship representing different faith traditions. More information coming soon. Registration opens in January 2016!

Interfaith Dinner Dialogues

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Since 2007, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston has been organizing city-wide dinner dialogues that have increased interfaith understanding, collaboration, and respect. Over 3,000 people have been through our Dinner Dialogue programs over the past 8 years. Our February Dialogue will be about how our stories of our faith, and how we share them, brings us deeper understanding and closer relationships. Interfaith Ministries is also Houston's oldest interfaith service organization, serving 4,000 seniors daily with our Meals on Wheels program, and resettling about 1500 refugees each year through our Refugee Services program.

Cedar Rapids Festival of Faith

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Cedar Rapids, a small yet important city in the state of Iowa in the heartland of America. The city has an established interfaith organization, which I serve as it's vice-president, however, this event is going to be unique in bringing the people together to learn about and celebrate the religious diversity of their city. I believe that there are many efforts to bring leaders of different faiths together,but little effort to bring people of different faith together. I also think that the fact that I have studied at Al Azhar at the hands of and under scholars like Dr.Ali Gomaa the former grand Mufti of Egypt and Dr. Usama Al Azhary – this gives great significance to the event because the students of such great scholars are carrying their moderate and correct understanding of Islam even in small and local towns all over the world.

Love Your Neighbor: An Interfaith Gathering of Understanding and Support

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The Interfaith Partnership for Understanding, Respect and Community Service is moving from words and good intentions into actions under the "Building Bridges, Serving Communities" project. The project has been initiated by the Trinity Christian College in response to the challenge presented by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The ultimate goal is to move beyond the interfaith dialogue into education and community service programs that are uniquely interfaith as well as providing service to the communities. This particular gathering on Saturday, February, 13/2016 is a follow up on two previous interfaith events; "Love God, Love your Neighbor", and "From Friendship to Partnership". The theme for this event is "Love Your Neighbor: Serve the .community"

Positive People Partners Center Of Unconditional Love Fest

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At 6 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2016, A message of love and forgiveness will be transmitted by email to every PPP-COUL member in Northwest Ohio, across the USA, and around the world. Members will be encouraged to say the PROMISE OF COMPASSION AND THE PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS. Members will be asked to contact their friends and neighbors and ask them to become NEW MEMBERS of the organization that is dedicated to producing TRUE HAPPINESS AND GOOD HEALTH in the lives of every member and their friends.

Unity In Diversity ~ Together In Love

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Take Time For Peace is a Global Interfaith Initiative conceived and coordinated by Lubbock Interfaith Association and developed with Interfaith Initiatives across America. The event takes place during WIHW on Friday, February 5, at 12 noon in each successive time zone around the globe, with people using words for peace as appropriate for each belief, faith, or perspective. The Take Time For Peace Flyer is distributed electronically through e-mail, FaceBook, Twitter, texting, etc. In 2015 people in more than 200 countries participated in the event, surrounding the world for a day with words for peace. The Public Interfaith Forum will feature representatives from nine traditions and perspectives speaking to the topic of Diversity: Hinduism, Judaism, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Paganism, Unitarian Universalist, and Baha'i Faith. Following the presentations, the Forum will be opened to Q & A with the attendees. Previous Public Forums have been extremely well received and generate thoughtful respectful, and lively conversations about religious beliefs, practices, and …

Dances of Universal Peace

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Our Dances are moving mandalas and sung prayers and meditations, a celebration and experiential voyage into the Love, Truth and Beauty that are at the heart of all spiritual teachings worldwide. No previous experience necessary. These simple circle dances are all taught as we do them.

TOGETHER Caring for Creation: An Interfaith Week of Learning, Reflection, and Commitment to Action

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1 – Building on the relationships between people of different faiths which our university and the founding group, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, have built over the years, 2. In light of the Catholic document "Laudato Si" and the "Islamic Response to Climate Change" and other recent statements by religious leaders, 3 – Partnering with local groups and reflecting on global issues of sustainability, 4. Through presentations, discussion, commitment to action, and celebrations of and meditations on the beauty of creation particular in relationship to the nature sanctuary called the Headwaters which is a part of Incarnate Word. Texts, practices, and leaders in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Native Traditions, and other groups have wisdom that can help in relation to climate change and environmental crisis. Academics, people of faith, and people of action will learn from each other and encourage each other.