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Rabbi David Saperstein nominated to be U.S. ambassador for religious freedom

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Rabbi David Saperstein nominated to be U.S. ambassador for religious freedom

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Rabbi David Saperstein, who spoke in Huntsville in 2007 on the roots of Jewish social justice during a summit organized by the Interfaith Mission Service, has been nominated by President Obama as U.S. ambassador for religious freedom.

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Today and Tomorrow – Candlelight vigil and peace demonstrations

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Members and friends of the Huntsville Islamic Center will host a candlelight vigil for peace between Gaza and Israel on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Huntsville.

The vigil will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gazebo area of Big Spring Park, on the southwest corner of the downtown park.

The Huntsville Islamic Center and the North Alabama Peace Network will also be hosting a demonstration for peace on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. on the “Peace Corner,” at the corner of Airport Road and Whitesburg Drive.

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Violence in Israel hits close to home

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Violence in Israel hits close to home

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For Rabbi Elizabeth Baha the violence in Gaza is hitting close to home.

Bahar leads the congregation of the Temple B’nai Sholom in downtown Huntsville but has family in Israel.

“I spoke with my cousins in Israel today; my husband has spoken with his brothers in Israel,” she said Wednesday morning.

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Jim Wallis, Christian ethicist and social justice activist, to speak in Huntsville

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Jim Wallis, Christian ethicist and social justice activist, to speak in Huntsville

jim wallisJim Wallis, the Christian minister who has taken the Christian principle of protecting the weakest as his life’s work, will be speaking in Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 2 and 3, 2014, as part of a conference being organized by the Interfaith Mission Service. Read more….

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Art of Living Happiness Course – Registration Deadline 7/22/14

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Art of Living Happiness Course – Registration Deadline 7/22/14
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The Art of Living – Happiness Program 
When we have more things to do than our energy levels, stress increases. Negative emotions  – anger, regret, sadness, anxiety and fear  – eat up our energy and time putting an unnecessary burden on our efforts.  The Art of Living Happiness Program teaches you practical tools to better handle the stresses of daily life and bring peace, clarity and joy into our lives.

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Pastor Dennis Fakes closes 40-year chapter of ordained ministry, looks to a new start

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Pastor Dennis Fakes closes 40-year chapter of ordained ministry, looks to a new start

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – For most people, retirement marks the end of identification as a certain kind of professional or worker. But for ministers, retirement from being a minister in charge of a congregation doesn’t mean retirement from ministry — ordination is for life. Read More

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This Sunday – Lunar Communion

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

On Sunday, July 20, 2014,Monte Sano United Methodist Church in Huntsville, home to many of the rocket scientists over the years and current home congregation for astronaut Jan Davis, will continue its annual tradition of celebrating Lunar Communion on the Sunday closest to the moon landing’s anniversary. Happily, on this 45th anniversary year, that day is a Sunday. …… Read more

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Tonight – Candle Light Vigil for Peace

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Friday Night (7/18/14) there will be Candle Light Vigil for Peace in the rear patio of the Huntsville Museum of Park facing the lake. This event will take place from 5:30-7:30. Candles will be provided insha Allah. Your attendance will be greatly appreciated. By lighting the candles we pray to stop the winds of wars that are killing innocent victims, including mothers and helpless children in Gaza and all around the world.

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One Huntsville’s July meeting to focus on local, regional fight against hunger

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

One Huntsville’s July meeting to focus on local, regional fight against hunger

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Hungry kids in Huntsville, one of Alabama’s most prosperous cities? Yes – but a growing network is working to build “food security,” as the activists call it, for all children. Both local and regional leaders in those efforts will be speaking at One Huntsville on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  Read article.

 

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First Huntsville City Council meeting since Wiccan priest flap opens with prayer ‘to reach across our differences and beyond our comfort zones’

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The first public prayer at a Huntsville City Council meeting since a controversy involving a Wiccan priest happened without a hiccup Thursday evening.

Debbie Esslinger, an active lay member of Trinity United Methodist Church and volunteer leader with Interfaith Mission Service, urged the mostly full council chambers to “reach across our differences and beyond our comfort zones to discover the common threads in all of us.”

Esslinger also quoted Mahatma Gandhi: “Like a bee gathering honey from different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.”

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