The Interfaith Mission Service is a cooperative of congregations and individuals working to co-create a Beloved Community.
See below for several opportunities to provide your support.
Wishing everyone a safe, peaceful and prosperous holiday season!
End of the Year Giving
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Make sure to complete your end of the year giving donations by Wednesday, December 31st so that they can apply to your 2014 taxes.
Here are two ways to give:
2. By mail:
Interfaith Mission Service
701 Andrew Jackson Way
Huntsville, AL 35801
The Interfaith Mission Service is a cooperative of congregations, organizations, and individuals working to create a Beloved Community – a place of religious tolerance, racial harmony, justice, and care for the most vulnerable in our community.
1. Check out our website for all of the past and present community programs.
3. Watch recent community program – Click here to view the Community Interfaith Service from the Exploring Faith Intersections Conference.Read More
The objective of One Huntsville is to provide an opportunity to meet across religious, racial and cultural segments, exchange information and become informed via a good program.
Come and learn about the remarkable and expanding work of Alabama Arise as it creates possibilities and structures for cooperative and collaborative work across the State – and increasingly in our area. Arise organizer Robyn Hyden will lead a discussion of the Arise issue priorities and how individuals, community groups, and congregations can choose to advocate for justice in any of a variety of ways – by supporting expanse of Medicaid, boosting education funding, un-taxing groceries, reform high-cost lending, and/or supporting affordable housing.
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. – Dinner and informal table discussion
Informal table discussions as we eat together is an important aspect of our One Huntsville experience. Please take the extra time to bring (or order) your meal, drink or snack so we can eat together.
Bring your own meal or order a boxed turkey sandwich dinner for $6.00 by noon the day of the meeting at email@example.com or call (256) 536-2401)
5:45 – “Unity in our Community” – Fresh updates on Community Life
6:00 – Program and Dialogue
Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00Read More
Thursday, November 6th
Times/AL.com Hub – 200 West Side Sq.
AL.com and the
The David Mathews Center for Civic Life
Alabama Media Group and its partners in the Alabama Investigative Journalism Lab have worked for months exposing problems in the state prison system.
In partnership with The David Mathews Center for Civic Life, we’re creating a dialogue around solutions. Through a series of interactive workshops, people shared their concerns about crowded prisons, listed possible actions and identified costs and consequences. What emerged from this exercise is a framework that explores three possible routes to improvement:
1. Increase prison capacity and improve conditions;
2. Address the root causes that lead to criminal activity;
3. Implement alternative approaches to incarceration.
Forum participates will deliberate these possible routes to improvement. The results will be shared with people across Alabama via the AL.com website and in The Huntsville Times and with legislators who must decide the path forward for Alabama’s prison system.
For more information, contact Shelly Haskins, shaskins@ al.com, or Chris McCauley, firstname.lastname@example.org.. Shelly
Haskins is director of community news for Alabama Media Group in Huntsville. He can be reached at shaskins@ al.com.
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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Because Americans have never understood the myths of their own history that made it possible to have slavery, “Slavery didn’t end; it evolved,” Alabama’s Bryan Stevenson told Jon Stewart during the Oct. 16, 2014, “Daily Show.”Read More
Bryan will be the guest speaker at the free community gathering on Sunday Nov 2nd. Make plan to attend that great event and the conference on Monday!Read More
Bryan Stevenson, who speaks in Huntsville on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, embodies the arc of the American dream. The great-grandson of slaves, Stevenson is a graduate of Harvard Law with a master’s in public policy, a law professor at New York University, and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient. He is also founder-director of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative.
Stevenson’s evening talk will open a regional conference on Nov. 3, Exploring Faith Intersections. Exploring Faith Intersections will feature a keynote address by theRev. Jim Wallis, founder-director of Sojourners, a faith-based organization that works to eliminate poverty and injustice in the United States. Monday’s conference, which is being sponsored by the Interfaith Mission Service, will also feature both local and nationally known leaders of faith-based initiatives to create a just, open, fair, prosperous and diverse community.
The Huntsville interfaith study group, Abrahamic Prayers, will begin a year’s study on the Bhagavad Gita, the sacred Hindu text, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, a day that coincides with the 145th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi, the devout Hindu who helped lead India’s revolution against Great Britain.
Dr. Laj Utreja, a retired mechanical engineer who is is also a teacher of yoga and meditation and the founder of the Institute of Spiritual Healing, will lead “Bhagavad Gita: Overview of Content and Essence” from 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 2, in the parlor of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 12200 Bailey Cove Road in Huntsville.
Dr. Utreja, who was born in India and is himself Hindu, is an experienced and respected voice in interfaith conversations in North Alabama.
Abrahamic Prayers is an informal, interfaith worship service that meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of most months. The gatherings are always free and open to newcomers. Anyone who expects to attend is invited to notify Abrahamic Prayers coordinator Peter Meister at email@example.com so that adequate materials can be prepared.