Month: March 2017

The Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii co-sponsors Faith Summit on Homelessness (Apr. 28-29)

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The Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii is among the co-sponsors of the 2nd Annual Faith Summit on Homelessness, organized by the Institute of Human Services (IHS) and scheduled for April 28-29, 2017.

The summit is divided into two parts. On Friday, faith leaders will come together to discuss the issues and collaborative, faith-based responses and opportunities. Saturday is geared to congregation members and features presentations on topics such as social service systems, housing options, and faith-based outreach.

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Buddhist Study Center releases new Dharma Light Program class schedule

a bodhi tree leaf with "Dharma Light Program: Illuminating the Buddhist Path"The January-July 2017 class schedule for the Buddhist Study Center’s Dharma Light Program is now available. Course offerings include introductions to Buddhism as a whole as well as Jodo Shinshu Buddhism specifically, a series on various denominations of Buddhism in Hawaii, and a course comparing and contrasting Buddhism and Christianity.

For the full schedule and a link to the registration form, see Dharma Light Classes on the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii website.

“Pathways to Peace in the Workplace” with Maya Soetoro-Ng on April 28, 2017

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Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, The Reverend Fujitani Interfaith Program of Chaminade University, invites you to a free event with keynote speaker Maya Soetoro-Ng, director of the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, University of Hawaii at Manoa on April 28, 2017, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The event will take place in the Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University, the campus chapel (see map).

Respondents are:

  • Pieper Toyama – Former Headmaster, Pacific Buddhist Academy
  • Jim Walsh – Director of Pastoral Planning, Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu
  • Vima Lamura – Vocalist, Composer, Author, Speaker, Vedic tradition

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the parking structure.

For more information, contact Dr. Regina Pfeiffer at 808-739-8536 or

Preceded by Satsang by Vima at 6:30 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

“Reflections on Embracing the Baha’i Faith” on March 28, 2017

small image collage of courtyard with camels and people in robesThe All Believers Network presents “Reflections on Embracing the Baha’i Faith” on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu (2500 Pali Highway).

Long time adherents Mollie Sperry and Steve Paschal will share profound impacts of the Baha’i Faith on their perspectives and lives.

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“Aloha Dreamers in Hawaii” — March 21 Interfaith Open Table to feature Aloha Dream Team

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TIAH/ADT Interfaith Open Table
Tuesday, March 21st, 7 – 8:30pm

Open Table - figures identified with different faith traditions reach to each other across a tableWHAT: “Aloha Dreamers in Hawaii,” a TIAH (The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii) Interfaith Open Table featuring Aloha Dream Team.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30pm

WHERE: The First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Hwy, 96917, 808-595-4047

CONTACT: Cheryl Bellisario, 808-321-4549

Immigration policy has always been a hot topic of debate and has only become more so with the new presidential administration. One group of people who are currently in a very difficult position are Dreamers. This group of youth were brought to the U.S. as children but are undocumented. Read more