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    Each year we convene a community gathering to share a meal and honor peace and justice changemakers in our communities, both individuals and organizations.

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    The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i board of directors is made up of ministerial and lay leaders representing numerous faith traditions. Roster »

The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i (TIAH) is a progressive voice promoting the healing role of religion in public life. We encourage dialogue, challenge extremism, and facilitate nonviolent community activism.

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Crossing cultural boundaries through dialogue is topic of Feb. 21 Interfaith Open Table

Open Table - figures identified with different faith traditions reach to each other across a tableThe topic of the Interfaith Open Table event on Tuesday, February 21 is “The Role of Dialogue In Crossing Cultural Boundaries.” Allison Jacobs, Co-Chair of the First Unitarian of Honolulu’s ADORE Group (A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity), First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, will facilitate a panel discussion.

From the event flyer: “Sharing stories [about race and ethnicity] brings us closer together and brings new dimensions of our lives into our communities of faith and peace.”

The event begins at 7 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. For more information, please see the related calendar item.

TIAH Participates in World Interfaith Harmony Week

On October 21, 2010 a unanimous call of the United Nations General Assembly for “A Common World,” created the World Interfaith Harmony Week as it was introduced by the King of Jordan.

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A traditional chant opened the breakfast gathering.

Recognizing that the moral imperatives of all religions, convictions, and beliefs call for peace, tolerance, and mutual understanding:

  1. Reaffirms that mutual understanding and inter-religious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace.
  2. Proclaims the first week of February of every year the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs.
  3. Encourages all States to support, on a voluntary basis, the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship during that week based on Love of God and
  4. Love of the Neighbor, or based on Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor, each according to their own religious traditions or convictions.

As part of this coordinated worldwide effort by the UN to focus attention on the positive aspects of religious differences, communities around the world are encouraged to host a variety of events that focus attention on positive aspects of religious differences during the first week of February each year.

This year Interfaith Open Table of The Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii hosted Hawaii’s first World Interfaith Harmony Week event. [Read More…]

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