"The Power of WE"

The Interfaith Mission Service is a cooperative of congregations and individuals working to co-create a Beloved Community.

Tomorrow! One Huntsville Diversity Dinner – Let us know ASAP if you need a dinner!

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

The objective of One Huntsville is to provide an opportunity to meet across religious, racial and cultural segments, exchange information and become informed via a good program.

We meet the third Tuesday of each month at Huntsville Madison County Public Library

915 Monroe Street, 35801

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

Informal table discussions as we eat together is an important aspect of our One Huntsville experience.  Please take the extra time to bring (or order) your meal, drink or snack so we can eat together.

Bring your own meal or order a boxed turkey sandwich dinner for $6.00 by noon the day of the meeting at ims@knology.net or call (256) 536-2401)

5:45 – “Unity in our Community” – Fresh updates on Community Life

6:00 – Program and Dialogue

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

Program for August 19th:

Economic Mobility and Peace Building Through Solidarity; A Baha’i Perspective

The presentation/discussion will go into some depth on Baha’i attitudes toward the role of religion and wealth creation. We will examine how religious groups can contribute to the sustained economic advancement of all their members, and their larger communities, as well as the significance and purpose of economic development in and of itself. After addressing the tenets of economic mobility within, between and outside religion, we will examine the integral function of economic stability in establishing cooperative peace. We’ll look at a new definition of peace, which views peace as an approach to conflict, rather than the absence of conflict.

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THIS THURSDAY – SPECIAL GUEST FOR A SPECIAL TOPIC: Radical Islam

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Why do they hate us?

August 14th at 6:30 pm

in the Welcome Room at Latham UMC (109 Weatherly Road) for Lifetree Café Huntsville.

Mr. Aamir Saeed from the Wall Street Journal Pakistan will be here with reporter, Ms. Kay Campbell from AL.com. They will be able to lend their firsthand voices to the conversation! 


Why do Islamic radicals hate America and the West? Hear answers from Middle East experts Carl Medearis and Gregory Johnsen, as well as best-selling author Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down and The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden). This episode will give key forces that lead to radicalizing Muslims and suggest how common ground might be found. Hope you can make what will likely be one of the great Lifetree Cafes of the year!

http://player.vimeo.com/video/97745001?autoplay=1

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Tomorrow – Stop Human Trafficking Event

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Tomorrow – Stop Human Trafficking Event

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Sign up Today – Multicultural Engagement Training

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This training will be presented by the the Vice President of UAH Office of Diversity.  This training is an excellent, powerful tool for anyone who wants to engage with multicultural neighbors.

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Starts Tomorrow! – Free citizenship class to be offered at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville

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Starts Tomorrow! – Free citizenship class to be offered at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville

From al.com article

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Members and friends of Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville announce a free class for people who are preparing to take the test for American citizenship. The class is offered along with classes for people learning English as a second language.

The citizenship class will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The class, which is on-going for the school year, will go over the basics of how to take the test and help students learn the information required by the test, including explanation of the American government system. The information in the class is delivered over about six weeks. Some students stay for the school year to continue to practice as the class begins again, or to practice conversation.

The citizenship class Wednesdays at two different times – 9:30 to ll:30 a.m. and also from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The class will be held at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church at 1306 Cannstatt Drive behind the Southeast YMCA on Weatherly Road in southeast Huntsville.

Church members and friends also offer 13 free classes in English as a Second Language for beginning to advanced students as well as classes in pronunciation, idioms, and conversation. Pre-registration is not necessary, but is requested to make sure enough material is on hand.

Weatherly Heights has hosted free language and citizenship classes in Huntsville since 1996, classes that grew out of the church’s outreach to new immigrants. Many of the 15 volunteer teachers have had wide experience in teaching English as a second language, including university training in the teaching of language.

The church also offers free transportation to and from southwest Huntsville and a free nursery for young children of students.

Additional information and registration is available by calling Becky Harchanko, class coordinator, at 256 656-3173.

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One Huntsville for August 2014 will hear from Baha’i presenters on building peace

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One Huntsville for August 2014 will hear from Baha’i presenters on building peace

aug ohPeace is possible – and solidarity can provide the building blocks for economic mobility and peace building, according to a perspective developed by Baha’i thinkers.  Read more …

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Grame UMC- Science & Religion: Ancient and Modern Wisdom Meet

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A free, 6-week course led by Dave Hickman and Todd Noren-Hentz

Wednesdays @ 6pm, August 13th thru October 1st in Fellowship Hall Room 1

This course is intended to give you some insights into the processes by which God’s creation may have occurred. We’ll examine reasons for tensions between these two worlds, some of the great contributors to each field, and gain deeper insights into both worlds. Being a whiz in science is not needed. No text is required and read-ahead handouts will be provided.

Participants can register online or at Grace UMC.  Participants can expect 30 minutes to an hour of recommended reading per week, but classes are designed to provide value to those who are unable to complete the weekly reading as well.

For more information contact Dave Hickman at daglhi@bellsouth.net or (256) 527-9721 or Todd Noren-Hentz attoddnorenhentz@graceumchsv.org or (256) 430-0003

http://www.graceumchsv.org/scienceandreligion/

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

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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.

Al.com Article

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Violence in Israel hits close to home

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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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