Today is Giving Tuesday!

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Today is Giving Tuesday!
Supporting  IMS Means Supporting the Community

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.

2. Click here to continue to support IMS programs in the community.

3. Watch recent community program – Click here to view the Community Interfaith Service from the Exploring Faith Intersections Conference.

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Tomorrow – One Huntsville with Alabama Arise

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

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.

November Program

Alabama Arise

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 ims@knology.net  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 5:00-7:00

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This Thursday – Prison Overcrowding

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This Thursday – Prison Overcrowding

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Thursday, November 6th

6:00 pm

Times/AL.com Hub – 200 West Side Sq.

Huntsville, Alabama
Co-sponsored by
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, cmccauley@mathewscenter.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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Be a Part of History!

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Be a Part of History!

 Exploring Faith Intersections - Community Gathering and Conference



 What Do I Get?

  • Opportunity to hear FOUR phenomenal speakers
  • Chance to be part of history
  • Impact the quality of your community
  • Great food the day of the conference
  • Networking opportunities
  • Social Workers have been approved for 6.25 CEUs


How Much Does it Cost?

  • Sunday only costs your time – the event is free
  • Monday is only $79 ($65 if you are a student or retiree)


What Do I Need to Do?

  1. Register: You are on a phone or computer, so go ahead and do it now: )-
    • Online


    • Call 256.536.2401
  1. Mark your calendar
    • Sunday November 2nd and
    • Monday November 3rd
  2. Tell everyone you know
  3. Find us on Facebook and SHARE
  4. Send email to all of your local contacts
  5. Attend the free community gathering Sunday, November 2nd with Rabbi Saperstein and Bryan Stevenson
  6. Attend conference Monday, November 3rd with Rev. Jim Wallis, Rabbi Shapiro and many more!

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‘Slavery didn’t end; it evolved,’ Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative tells ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart

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‘Slavery didn’t end; it evolved,’ Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative tells ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart

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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 entire al.com article

Watch Stevenson on the Daily Show

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Bryan Stevenson will be on the Daily Show on Thursday, October 16th

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Bryan Stevenson will be on the Daily Show on Thursday, October 16th

bryran stevensonBryan Stevenson will be on the Daily Show on Thursday, October 16th. It airs at 10:00 pm on Comedy Central.

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!



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