Interfaith

Faith leaders make an appeal to Utahns: Wear a mask to protect your neighbor

June 25, 2020

A day after the state’s health care leaders begged Utahns to wear masks with COVID-19 infections surging, an interfaith group of 28 religious leaders issued a joint appeal to people of faith to use face coverings.

Latter-day Saint, evangelical, Catholic, Jewish, Islamic and other faith leaders asked Utahns to sacrifice “a small measure of comfort for the sake of saving lives.”

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Poor People's Campaign stages massive online demonstration

June 22, 2020

With COVID-19 restrictions preventing an intended in-person rally in Washington D.C., at least a million supporters of the Poor People's Campaign reportedly tuned in Saturday (June 20) to watch a mix of live speeches and pre-recorded clips of liberal religious leaders calling for a "moral revolution" and the enactment of a sweeping policy agenda focused on the poor.

“We are gathered today to call for a radical redistribution of political and economic power, a revolution of moral values to demonstrate the power of poor and impacted people banding together, demanding that this...

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With lessons from Palestine and Ferguson, Philly clergy act as buffers between protesters, police

June 12, 2020

 

There’s a story that has stuck with Rev. Mark Tyler, senior pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia, since 2014. He heard it from pastors in his network after white police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, a Black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri.

Two pastors had been out with protesters, functioning as legal observers amid clashes with police who fired tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds.

On...

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Boston Honors Unarmed Violence Victims In Interfaith Memorial Service

June 8, 2020

 

Dozens of religious leaders gathered at a Jamaica Plain church Sunday to honor the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery — the trio of unarmed black individuals who died recently at the hands of police or vigilantes. 

The memorial service at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, organized by a coalition of local faith leaders called Clergy United, followed a symbolic funeral procession behind three hearses — one for each of the slain trio. 

June R. Cooper, a Baptist minister and executive director of City Mission...

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Favs Center

This data was last updated on 3 June 2020.

Address: 5115 S. Freya, Spokane, WA 99223
Phone: 509-448-1311
Email: cassy@gmail.com
Website:  https://favscenter.com/
Mission: The Favs center is envisioned as a neutral space where people of all faiths, and non faiths, can gather for a variety of reasons including retreats, classes, forums, prayer, worship, meetings and for the SpokaneFāVS...

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Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

This data was last updated on 27 November 2020.

Website: https://bearsearscoalition.org/ 
Mission: The mission of Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition strives to assure that the Bears Ears area will be managed forever with the greatest environmental sensitivity, and allow coalition members to be among their ancestors and to connect with the land and be healed.

At protests, some clergy pray, others put their bodies and souls on the line

June 2, 2020

 

Many religious traditions call on believers to stand with the marginalized, an axiom often interpreted as a broad command to defend the rights of others.

Sometimes this means pushing for new laws or marching in streets to demand action. 

Other times it means getting pepper-sprayed in the face. 

This past weekend the Rev. Laura Young said she decided to take the edict literally, which is why she spent most of Saturday afternoon (May 30) recovering after police sprayed her in the face with noxious chemicals.

“I had it...

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Faith leaders in 50 cities observe day of 'mourning and lament' for victims of COVID-19

June 2, 2020

 

Interfaith clergy as well as civic leaders in at least 50 cities nationwide declared Monday the National Day of Mourning and Lament for the over 100,000 people who have died in the United States from coronavirus. They also took the time to grieve the deaths of the recent victims of racial injustice.

“Today, prayers of mourning and lament are taking place around the country in over 50 cities, which have organized their own events and prayer services,” said Sojourners Executive Director Adam Taylor during an hour-long ...

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Interfaith Community Services

This data was last updated on 1 June 2020.

Address: 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
Website: https://www.interfaithservices.org/
Mission: Interfaith Community Services empowers people in need to stabilize and improve their lives through comprehensive programs, in partnership with diverse faith communities and people of compassion.

Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice

This data was last updated on 1 June 2020.

Websitehttps://sdclimatejustice.org/
Mission: Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice (ICEJ) is a volunteer organization that serves to educate, equip, and mobilize faith communities and to advocate for climate and environmental justice both in policy and in the public square.

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