“Gangs & Drugs: Healing Hawaii” is the topic of July 18 Interfaith Open Table

Open Table - figures identified with different faith traditions reach to each other across a tableAt the July 2017 Interfaith Open Table event, to be hosted at Harris United Methodist Church, we will hear a presentation on gangs, drugs, and healing in Hawaii followed by a panel discussion featuring former gangbangers and addicts. What can WE do in the Interfaith Community to help ensure responsible policies, effective practices, and healthy organizations to help Heal Hawaii?

The event is Tuesday, July 18, 7 p.m. at 20 S. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813 (see map). For more information, including a list of panelists, see the related calendar item.

Sister Joan Chatfield speaks on her faith journey at July 3 Interfaith Conversations Windward

Sister Joan Chatfield, M.M., Ph.D.

Sister Joan Chatfield

Sister Joan Chatfield has been a Maryknoll Sister for 67 years. She says, “I feel like I’ve got another whole life ahead of me. I actually realize now the best times of my life are when I am with other religious persuasions and how we come together.” Sister Joan presents “My Faith Journey” at the July 2017 Interfaith Conversations Windward.

The event is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pohai Nani Retirement Community, 45-090 Namoku St., Kaneohe, HI 96744.

For more information, see the related calendar item.

“The Big Me: A Challenge for Religion” is the topic of June 20 Interfaith Open Table

Open Table - figures identified with different faith traditions reach to each other across a tableAt the June Interfaith Open Table event, to be hosted at a meeting room near Ala Moana Center, we will hear a presentation on the Big Me (egocentric personality) and its dysfunctional characteristics plus a discussion on the role of religion in mitigating its negative impact on society.

The event is Tuesday, June 20, 7 p.m. at 1350 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814 (see map). For more information, including a list of panelists, see the related calendar item.

“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.

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