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Don’t clock out, disaster relief takes time

A couple weeks ago, I gave a call to Scott Quinn, an interfaith leader in northern California. Quinn is living in the heart of California wine-country, which was destroyed by wildfires this month. He was consumed with the task of finding housing for displaced people. I met Quinn this past summer when I interviewed him… Continue reading Don’t clock out, disaster relief takes time

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Intergenerational dialogue at national conference aims to strengthen interfaith work

During the conference in San Diego on Aug. 7, the session started with a model dialogue about generational diversity and moved into tabletop discussions among participants. Regional Coordinator for the United Religions Initiative in North America, Sari Heidenreich, spent nearly a year formulating questions and planning the discussion with an intergenerational planning team. They were… Continue reading Intergenerational dialogue at national conference aims to strengthen interfaith work

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Breaking Bread More Powerful Than Hate in Countering Anti-Sharia Protests

Leaders in interfaith communities knew they had to meet protest with peace when the largest anti-Muslim grassroots organization in the U.S. announced demonstrations to take place on June 10. “It was incredible to see the turnout [of counter-protesters] who were there to show solidarity,” said Kate Chance, interfaith coordinator at the Islamic Networks Group (ING),… Continue reading Breaking Bread More Powerful Than Hate in Countering Anti-Sharia Protests