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The Lansdale Annual International Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, April 26th 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the North Penn High School.

Admission is free, parking is free.

The Wissahicken Walking the Walk Network will staff an interactive  booth.  The North Penn High School is probably one of the most religiously and culturally diverse high school in Pennsylvania.  The Festival includes international foods, music, entertainment, a Health Fare and tons of children’s activities.

 For more information and directions, go to their website

http://internationalspringfestival.com/index.php

Join us for the Interfaith Peace Walk!

This year the Interfaith Peace Walk will take place on April 27 in Kensington/ N. Philly, starting at 3:00 p.m. with a short program and prayers inside the Al Aqsa mosque (3rd and Jefferson).

Walking through neighborhoods which too often have experienced economic oppression, injustice, and gun violence,  we wish to acknowledge the sacred work of a number of diverse religious and community groups which are promoting peace and positive change.
For more information click here.

God and Health

Free one-hour talk by international speaker Rob Gilbert about how correcting misconceptions often held about God shows the nature of God, divine Love, to be a consistent healing Principle.

Saturday, April 20th at 2 pm

Curtis Institute of Music, Lenfest Hall, 1616 Locust Street

Sponosred by: First Church of Christ, Scientist of Philadephia

For more information go to: www.csphilly1.org

Cabrini College Invites You to a Speakers Series:

Ecumenical Faith Reflections on International Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of John XXIII’s Peace on Earth.

A free speakers series at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., will feature diverse perspectives on international peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and human rights. Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Baptist, and Quaker leaders will visit campus beginning in February to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical,Pacem in Terris, or Peace on Earth.

 

Click here for more information about the speakers and dates.

 

Heschel-King Festival

Join us for Learning, Conversation, Action & Performances!

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere… Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is at stake is a social movement, a call for change in social theory and practice… Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Start off the New Year with the Heschel-King Festival, on January 4-5, 2013 at Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, 4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia PA 19128, where we will celebrate and learn from the lives, work, and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.  Dr. King and Rabbi Heschel worked together in the 1960’s on behalf of racial equality, economic justice and peace. What are the civil rights issues of today? How can we work together across race, religion, class, and ethnicity to create a more just society? Co-sponsored by more than 35 faith and community groups, the Heschel-King Festival will explore these questions for a new generation.  We hope you will join us!

Register Today. Admission is free (only a small fee for optional meal) but donations are most welcome. SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Fund the Festival . We have chosen to offer the Festival FREE OF CHARGE to welcome as broad a community as possible. Nevertheless, the costs of organizing the event are considerable.  We invite participants and supporters to join us in an economic expression of “The Beloved Community” (a phrase frequently used by Dr. King), by sharing what you can to make this festival possible.  If you are able, share a bit extra to support those who are not able to contribute much.

Download a Complete Schedule. The Heschel-King Festival will be a robust and inspiring weekend. Keynote speakers include two close colleagues of Dr. King – Dr. Vincent Harding, civil rights historian and scholar and Ms. Dorothy Cotton, former Education Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, who studied with Rabbi Heschel.  The program includes performances by a multi-faith choir, conversations among the speakers and local leaders, a showcase of 15 community action groups, a performance by a multi-faith group of teens developed by Philly’s own Bible Raps, excerpts from a film about Heschel by Steve Brand …and more!

Spread the Word to your Communities and Friends Please reach out to your communities and friends to encourage registration … and support for the Festival! We need your help in getting the word out about this amazing Festival.  To help, we attached a two-sided flyer and text for your community’s newsletter.  Please feel free to use and adapt them.

We look forward to seeing you at the Heschel-King Festival!

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New Leadership Opportunity for Walking the Walk Alumni!

Apply to be on the YOUTHadelphia Board!
Deadline: November 26th, 2012

The Interfaith Center is proud to have had three Walking the Walk alumni serve as members of the YOUTHadelphia board, a program of the Philadelphia Foundation.

“YOUTHadelphia is the Youth Advisory Committee of the Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children. The mission of YOUTHadelphia is to give Philadelphia teens opportunities to build youth leadership through philanthropy and civic engagement. YOUTHadelphia provides grants of up to $10,000 for youth-led and youth-engaged projects.”

Says Walking the Walk Alumni Baseerah Watson, “It felt empowering. It’s really cool and a great preparation for the business world!”

Applications are currently open to serve on the YOUTHadelphia board. If you are a currently 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student and live in the city of Philadelphia, please apply!

The deadline is November 26th and the application can be found here.

Past Events

Arabic Poetry Reading

October 10th
7:00pm at Bryn Mawr College

 The Congregation Crawl! Presented by Out and Faithful

The William Way Community Center
Sunday, September 23, 11 am, Christ Church

Come “church shop” with your friends at the William Way Community Center by joining Crystal and Candice this fall for our Congregation Crawl. Together we will peruse some of Philadelphia’s most affirming and accepting congregations for LGBTQ people. You are invited to relax and get into the swing of it. It doesn’t matter what you’re searching for—a synagogue, church, or other house of worship—our goal is to introduce you to new faith perspectives as well as offer you the chance to find a new spiritual home.  Join us for a trip to historic Christ Church in Olde City(2nd Street above Market).  This welcoming church is over 300 years old and is the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church.  We will gather as a group outside the church at 10:45am and the service will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.  We have also been invited to meet with the young adult group at Christ Church for food and discussion afterwards.  RSVP is requested by September 17 to Candice at cthompson@waygay.org or 215-732-2220.  For directions and info on parking, please visit www.christchurchphila.org.

Also from the William Way Community Center, the Identity Kit Project – Workshops on Identity & Faith, starting September 20th.

Courage to Connect: Tools for Making Change Happen in Our Community

The Rev. Patricia Davenport, Director for Evangelical at Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod invites you to join the synod and the ELCA’s Congregational and Synodical Mission unit for a Churchwide Summit for Leadership and Evangelical Justice.

The Courage to Connect: Tools for Making Change Happen in Our Community summit will be held in Philadelphia September 17-19, 2012.  This summit will encourage our relationship with people who are not like us by strengthening our connection with those different from ourselves.

Please join Bishop Claire Burkat, Rev. Stephen Bouman, Executive Director of Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit, ELCA, Rev. Violet Little, the Welcome Church and leaders from across the church for this exciting ELCA Churchwide event.  Please click here to download the brochure and registration form, go to www.ministrylink.org, or call 267-323-3752 for more information.

Blessing the Waters: Healthy Water for a Sustainable Future

September 7, 2011
5:30 PM
Penn Treaty Park
1199 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Sponsoring Groups: Protecting our Waters, the Shalom Center, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of PA, Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center, and many others.

An interfaith gathering at the shore of the Delaware River for the protection of all waterways being threatened by fracking, followed by a free concert at 6:30PM. There will also be food available for purchase, as well as space to picnic.

For more information visit shalegasoutrage.org or e-mail blessingthewaters@gmail.com.

Download the flyer for this event.

A Taste of Judaism

August 18, 2011
7:00 PM
Saxby’s
346 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

Sponsoring Group: Beth David Reform Congregation

A free series on Jewish spirituality, ethics, and community. Designed for interfaith couples and those curious about Judaism. Led by Rabbbi Jim Egolf.  RSVP - jegolf@Bdavid.org or call 610-624-3441

August 18, 2011 – 7:00 to 9:00pm
Saxby’s, 346 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041

August 25, 2011 – 7:00 to 9:00pm
Saxby’s, 346 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041

September 01, 2011 – 7:00 to 9:00pm
Beth David Reform Congregation,
1130 Vaughans Lane, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Web Site: http://www.bdavid.org
Phone Number: (610) 624-3441

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ADL’s Walk Against Hate

Sunday, May 15, 2011
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Philadelphia, PA

Beginning at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive
and the Schuylkill River Path, adjacent to the Art Museum
The WALK is pet-friendly and will have family-friendly activities.
Sign yourself up…then your family,
your math class,
your soccer team,
or your entire company.

Register Now! $10 for adults, $5 for children Just log on to www.WALKAgainst Hate.org to win the battle against hate.

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Prayer Vigil for Peace and Reconciliation in the Middle East

March 20, 2011
7:00 PM
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
6376 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151

Sponsoring Group: Overbrook Presbyterian Church

This is intended to be an interfaith event, open to participation from different communities of faith.  If you or someone in your community is interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact the prayer vigil coordinator, Jennifer Cleghorn at jennifercleghorn@hotmail.com.

Contacts: Phone Number: (215) 877-2744 | Email: jennifercleghorn@hotmail.com

 

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