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  1. Feb
    23
    Sun

    1. ICONS IN TRANSFORMATION
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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      The Church of the Nativity (Episcopal) in Huntsville, AL is delighted to be hosting ICONS IN TRANSFORMATION, an exhibition featuring approximately 90 pieces created by acclaimed contemporary artist Ludmila Pawlowska. This remarkable exhibition has toured cathedrals and museums in both Europe and the United Statesand will be on display at Nativity, 208 Eustis Avenue, February 23 – April 20, 2014.

      A Gift

      As its only venue in Alabama, Nativity offers this exhibition as a gift to the community.  Weekday hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Saturday hours are 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Docents will be present to answer questions and guide our guests.  Group tours can be arranged by calling Wimberley Watts at 256-755-3980 or by email to wimberleywatts@comcast.net.

       

      Icons and Art

      Traditional and modern icons are sometimes described as “windows to heaven” or a “showing forth of God.”  An icon’s purpose is to represent the divine in a way that beckons the viewer.  The focus is on what the viewer sees through the icon rather than on the icon itself.  Ludmila’s art presents a contemporary expression of this ancient form.  Her works incorporate a focus on eyes, deep reds and blues, texturesachieved with dramatic layers of paint, metallic surfaces such as gold leaf, and small objects.

       

      The pieces vary greatly in size–from very large double-sided panels (4 ft. x 8 ft.) hanging from the arches in the nave, to moderate size works throughout the church.  A dazzling collection of smaller square icons, positioned on pedestals, will fill Nativity’s Bibb Chapel.  The exhibition will also include some large-scale sculptures. All the works are available for purchase.

       

      This dramatic offering can also serve as a powerful enhancement to the journey through the Lenten season undertaken by many faith communities.

      Related Events

      Events during the exhibition will include

      ● March 8, 10:00 am – Noon, ICONS ART DAY FOR CHILDREN

      ● March 9, YOUTH ART GATHERING

      ● March 11, 12:05 p.m., a short Lenten service and homily featuring Father KevinMillsaps of the Greek Orthodox Church of  St. Constantine and St.  Helen, Huntsville, AL (reserve a simple Lenten lunch for afterward by calling 256-533-2455)

      ● March 19, 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., dinner with 6:00 p.m. program by Dr. JuliaGatta, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN (open to all; reserve a meal by calling 256-533-2455 or come only for the program)

      ● March 29, 5:00 p.m., concert by Cantare Vocal Ensemble

      ● April 2, 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., dinner with 6:00 p.m. program by Fr. PaulCostopoulos, Dean of Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Birmingham, AL (open to all; reserve a meal by calling 256-533-2455 or come only for the program)

      (Additional events may be scheduled; please check the Nativity web sitenativity.dioala.org)

       

      For More Information

      For more information about the exhibition and related activities, or a poster for your bulletin board, please contact Virginia Caruso (phone 256-508-9142 or emailvirginiarcaruso@gmail.com) or Helen Vaughn (256-534-4202 or emailvaughnart@bellsouth.net).

       

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  2. Apr
    29
    Tue

    1. Annual Awards & Celebration Dinner – Interfaith Mission Service’s 45th Anniversary
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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  3. May
    20
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      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.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at UAH University Center, Exhibit Hall (100 North Loop Rd on the UAH campus).

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner and informal table discussion

      Under $10 for cafeteria buffet – Less expensive Flatbread Café available – No RSVP needed. (Feel free to bring your own meal)

      5:45 p.m. Sharing community news

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program with dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

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  4. Jun
    17
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      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.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at UAH University Center, Exhibit Hall (100 North Loop Rd on the UAH campus).

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner and informal table discussion

      Under $10 for cafeteria buffet – Less expensive Flatbread Café available – No RSVP needed. (Feel free to bring your own meal)

      5:45 p.m. Sharing community news

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program with dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

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      5:00 pm
      One Huntsville
  5. Jul
    15
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      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.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at UAH University Center, Exhibit Hall (100 North Loop Rd on the UAH campus).

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner and informal table discussion

      Under $10 for cafeteria buffet – Less expensive Flatbread Café available – No RSVP needed. (Feel free to bring your own meal)

      5:45 p.m. Sharing community news

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program with dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      +
      5:00 pm
      One Huntsville
  6. Aug
    19
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      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.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at UAH University Center, Exhibit Hall (100 North Loop Rd on the UAH campus).

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner and informal table discussion

      Under $10 for cafeteria buffet – Less expensive Flatbread Café available – No RSVP needed. (Feel free to bring your own meal)

      5:45 p.m. Sharing community news

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program with dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      +
      5:00 pm
      One Huntsville
  7. Sep
    16
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      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.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at UAH University Center, Exhibit Hall (100 North Loop Rd on the UAH campus).

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner and informal table discussion

      Under $10 for cafeteria buffet – Less expensive Flatbread Café available – No RSVP needed. (Feel free to bring your own meal)

      5:45 p.m. Sharing community news

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program with dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      +
      5:00 pm
      One Huntsville
  8. Oct
    21
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      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.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at UAH University Center, Exhibit Hall (100 North Loop Rd on the UAH campus).

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner and informal table discussion

      Under $10 for cafeteria buffet – Less expensive Flatbread Café available – No RSVP needed. (Feel free to bring your own meal)

      5:45 p.m. Sharing community news

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program with dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      +
      5:00 pm
      One Huntsville
  9. Nov
    18
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      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.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at UAH University Center, Exhibit Hall (100 North Loop Rd on the UAH campus).

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner and informal table discussion

      Under $10 for cafeteria buffet – Less expensive Flatbread Café available – No RSVP needed. (Feel free to bring your own meal)

      5:45 p.m. Sharing community news

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program with dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

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    1. One Huntsville
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      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.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at UAH University Center, Exhibit Hall (100 North Loop Rd on the UAH campus).

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner and informal table discussion

      Under $10 for cafeteria buffet – Less expensive Flatbread Café available – No RSVP needed. (Feel free to bring your own meal)

      5:45 p.m. Sharing community news

      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Program with dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

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