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    Community Awards Dinner

    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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    Our next awards dinner is Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at the Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Social Hall. More information soon.

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    The TIAH Board

    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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Church bells throughout Hawaii to toll on November 11, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the passing of Queen Lili’uokalani

Queen Liliuokalani in a black dress

Queen Lili‘uokalani. Photo source: James J. Williams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Queen Liliʻuokalani transcended this earthly life on November 11, 1917. At 8:30 a.m. on the 100th anniversary of her passing — November 11, 2017 — churches and temples are encouraged to toll their bells in commemoration.

The tolling of bells will be a central element to a program of remembrance advanced by two Native Hawaiian state senators, Sen. Brickwood Galuteria and Sen. Kai Kahele.

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St. Andrews Cathedral Queen Lili‘uokalani Bell (used with permission; source)

TIAH reaches out at Peace Day Hawaii event at Soka Gakkai International

Peace Day Hawaii 2017 “Journey for Peace with Aloha: Making Connections” was held this year on Saturday, September 16 at Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA) Culture Center. Nainoa Thompson received the Distinguished Peace Maker Award.

Reaching out at the event were about 25 organizations with information booths — for example, “Medicinal Hui Mastergardener,” “Ceeds of Peace,” and “5th grade Iolani Peace Institute.”

literature table with TIAH banner and smiling TIAH representative

The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii had a good location and many came to our table. They especially enjoyed a “pick-one” of peace quotes from many famous people, literature, TIAH brochures, and peace stickers.

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