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Fast for Immigrant Justice Interfaith Reflection Journal

Fasting for justice can be a powerful and emotional experience. It is the hope that each individual who participates in a fast for justice will be transformed and challenged through that fasting, as well as through reflection and prayer.

It is also the hope that some fasts for justice will have an external impact as well, possibly influencing those in power to stand up against injustice and to support policies that affirm the human and civil rights of immigrants and all people.

Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace: Making a Compassionate Commitment

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join us for a prayer service featuring Beth Katz, Founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Project in Omaha, NE.  Beth will focus her reflection on celebrating the diversity of faiths present in our community and the centrality of peace and compassion within each faith tradition.  Refreshments and small group conversation will be part of this service, organized by the Des Moines Ecumenical Committee for Peace.

Emerging from faith communities to address climate change

Religious leaders convene in Sri Lanka with scientists and activists to discuss connections between moral and scientific work to mitigate climate change. 

Interfaith Vigil honoring International Day of the Migrant

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Interfaith Vigil honoring International Day of the Migrant

Join us as we call for 

-A clear roadmap to citizenship for immigrants

-Equal college tuition for all NC students

-Safe and welcoming communities for all residents


Facebook event here.

Interfaith Service - Postponed due to storm

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Due to the storm forecast, the Interfaith Service for Economic Justice, with Rev. Dr. Paul Sherry, is being postponed to February 2, same time, same location. 

Indonesia youth lift up a peaceful tradition

Indonesia is one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse democracies. As part of AFSC’s continuing work to support education and peace building in Indonesia,  AFSC’s Youth for Peace program is using cultural performances, art, tutoring, discussions and direct activism by youth and for youth to build peace and community.

“With young people as the drivers, we help youth around the country mobilize to celebrate and protect Indonesia’s heritage of diversity and tolerance,” says Jiway Tung, who directs AFSC’s Indonesia office. 

The United States at War

An International Perspective

By Jiway Tung

Arts Festival in Indonesia Celebrates Diversity

Yogyakarta‘s landmark, Malioboro street recently became a giant exhibition space in support of the arts and diversity.

Rally Against Re-opening of the White St Landfill

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm

A message from Wasif Qureshi, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Islamic Center of Greensboro:

This is a call to people of all races, cultures and religions.  We  need you.  At precisely 5 pm on September 20th,  a rally will start in front of the Melvin Municipal Office Building in downtown Greensboro.  The number of people in support of keeping the White Street Landfill closed is massive and will be showcased at this rally. 

Interfaith Service for 10th Anniversary of September 11

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 3:00pm

All are welcome to attend a greater Des Moines Interfaith Service commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the September 11.

The theme of the service is “Common Ground” and will highlight a contribution from each faith community.  

The collaborative partners include the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Des Moines Ecumenical Peace Committee and the American Friends Service Committee as well as faith leaders from Islamic, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Sikh, Buddhist, and other faith communities.

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