The Abbey of Hope is an interfaith community located in Southern Maine and
The Mission of AFN is to bring together People of Faith, under the inspiration of God, as a bridge to understanding and action: Being Together, Talking Together, Acting Together. The Organization places a priority on building relationships, getting to know each other, praying together and working together in support of their agreed-upon mission. Members are committed to mutual fellowship and support, and will seek to better understand each other by affirming their commonalities and understanding their differences. Through relationships they aim to create change. They will partner with other organizations and individuals to devote their collective action to bringing about positive social change.
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Being There CC serves the community through food distribution to facilitate interfaith dialogue. The group started with mostly Muslim volunteers cooking and feeding the homeless, but then expanded to include members of the Charlotte Interfaith Young Adult Council. It continued to expand to include volunteers from eight congregations of different faiths in the Charlotte area. They have obtained 501(c)3 status, developed a robust program of cooking for and serving the homeless, created education programs for Lent, Ramadan, and partnered with "Stop Hunger Now" in early 2014 when nine congregations and 60 volunteers made 10,000 food packets for international hunger relief.
The CIHS is a graduate school that has a transpersonal and philosophical orientation. It was founded by a Japanese scientist who wanted to bring science and spirituality together. He was a scientist and Shinto priest. Their three degree programs are integral health, integral psychology, comparative religion and philosophy. Members are looking for ways to interface with the larger city so that interfaith work has an impact beyond the school and has larger connections. They expect this to happen through faith communities or through other community events. They plan to have education and networking meetings and a “spirituality and arts” program that is going to tap into some of the beauty of the different wisdom traditions.
California Interfaith Power and Light (CIPL) is a network of religious communities in California committed to addressing global warming. We are the California affiliate of the national Interfaith Power & Light campaign. CIPL member congregations are making energy and water conservation improvements to their houses of worship, installing solar panels, holding training programs for other congregations and lobbying state and local governments for stronger climate policies and investments in renewable energy. CIPL sees climate change as a moral challenge that affects ALL people, especially the most vulnerable who are often hit first and worst by climate impacts i.e. sea-level rise and extreme weather events.
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680 Congregational members
In support of interfaith work with Palestine and Israel, the Women’s Empowerment group meets once or twice a month to explore the role of women in the healing of nations. We have projects that include food drives for the hungry, Grandparents Day in senior care centers, and support for issues such as racial hate crimes. We are looking to expand to other areas like Miami beyond our local community in Sarasota, Florida.
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CC members gather the community annually to observe individual and collective efforts to bridge understanding, uplift social issues, and encourage continued sharing between faiths, races and cultures. On June 10 2010, the Garden of Forgiveness was established, sanctioned by the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Freedom Park. The following year, they gathered community members and witnessed reconciliation between citizens who were involved in the first desegregation of Harding High School in 1957. The community was then invited to visit the garden for meditation and leave messages on forgiveness from which a visual art presentation was created. After that the community was invited to a flute meditation circle and was joined by the Baha’i community Oneness Day. They plan to continue working in meditation to increase the awareness of love, forgiveness and compassion as a means to empower, motivate and facilitate positive change in personal and collective community life.
Charter for Compassion International provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Their mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors. Aware that our world is deeply troubled and polarized and committed to make the world a better place, this CC works to establish and sustain cultures of compassion locally and globally through diverse initiatives—education, cities, business, religious and spiritual communities, and the arts. They supply resources, information and communication platforms to help create and support compassionate communities, institutions, and networks of all types that are dedicated to becoming compassionate presences in the world. The Charter began building a partnership of individuals and organizations around the world working to bring compassion to life. Over the first few years, the number of Partner organizations globally grew slowly, and then began to explode in 2013. By the fall of 2013, over 400 organizations had signed on as Partners for the Charter. Through this vibrant Charter for Compassion Partner Network they welcome and communicate the sharing of information, stories and experiences that touch the work of compassion.
40 (forty) members
We are made up of visible minority clergy serving visible minority communities of historic faiths in the lower Mainland, primarily Surrey, Delta, and Richmond. Our mission is to support visible minority clergy through friendship, prayer and devotions. We discuss common issues and problems to take action of a spiritual nature. During the past years, we have joined others in prayers over the Taiwan earthquake, Gujarat earthquake, and South American flood. During the conflict in Kashmir, we appealed to the Presidents of India, Pakistan, and the Kashmir Premier to labor towards a peaceful solution to the conflict. We also appealed to the president of the USA to desist attack on Iraq. We were represented at the PWR Cape Town, SLC URI-NA Summit, UN- Peace Summit, LA-NAINConnect and Rio Global URI.