“Faith, Work, Community” is topic of May 16 Interfaith Open Table

Open Table - figures identified with different faith traditions reach to each other across a tableAt the May Interfaith Open Table event, to be hosted at UNITE HERE! Local 5, we will discuss the Power of Faith plus the Power of Workers to build the larger social and political movements that we need for healthy communities. The event is Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m. at 1516 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826 (see map).

Working people from a broad range of organizations and faith traditions will talk about how their faith intersects with their work — at their place of employment, in their communities, etc. What can faith communities, labor organizations, and individuals do to stand in solidarity with Hawaii’s working families?

For more information, including a list of panelists, see the related calendar item.

Public forum on “The New Sanctuary Movement” is May 15 at Church of the Crossroads

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Church of the Crossroads and Hawaii J20+ present a public forum entitled, “The New Sanctuary Movement: Welcoming Immigration Community,” on Monday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Church of the Crossroads in Honolulu. Panelists are:

  • Rev. Mike Young, former minister at the First Unitarian Church Honolulu
  • Rev. Stanley Bain, FACE, Transition Coordinator
  • John Kawamoto, former Legislative Analyst
  • Mateo Caballero, Legal Director at ACLU Hawai‘i
  • Clare Hanusz, Hawai‘i Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

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Makahiki Night is May 5 at St. Andrews

large group of people outside in front of sailing canoeMakahiki Night at the Pacific Peace Forum will take place May 5th, 6:00 p.m. in the Von Holt Room of St. Andrews Cathedral.

Come, eat, and meet with others who are volunteering and supporting the Makahiki and BACPAC Programs at Waiawa and Halawa. Church and community organizations, family members, and businesses, will be recognized, and speakers will provide insight and learnings to the program. Please come!

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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 rpfeiffe@chaminade.edu.

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

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