“Justice in Hawaiʻi’s Penal System” is topic of Nov. 21 Interfaith Open Table

Open Table - figures identified with different faith traditions reach to each other across a tableThe November 2017 Interfaith Open Table event features a discussion of Justice in Hawaiʻi’s Penal System from probation through reentry and the need for real rehabilitation and reform.

A panel of speakers from the judicial branch and advocacy organizations will invite discussion on Tuesday, November 21, 7 p.m. at Pacific Islanders United Methodist Church, 2106 Palolo Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816.

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

TIAH to Honor Buddhist Nun & Four Community Organizations on November 12, 2017

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TIAH to Honor Buddhist Nun & Four Community Organizations on November 12, 2017

Dr. Patricia Masters

Dr. Patricia Masters will be presented the Flame of Hope Award.

Four community organizations that spurred action to challenge the immigration ban, worked to enable education programs for housing and skills for reentry into society, developed education and restoration of Honouliuli Internment camp honored for their actions in the community. The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i (TIAH), a coalition of faith traditions, will honor four community organizations and Dr. Patricia Masters at its 15th Annual Awards Celebration on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The theme for this year’s event is “Rekindling Trust.”

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Chaplain Ruth Peterson speaks on the History of the Reformation at Nov. 6 Interfaith Conversations Windward

Martin Luther tacking up theses (black and white graphic)October 31, 1517 a young Augustinian monk hoped to start a conversation about matters of Faith within the Roman Catholic Church, and he ended up changing the world.

Who was Martin Luther? And why does something he did 500 years ago still matter today? Come and hear Chaplain Ruth lead a conversation on this topic.

The event is Monday, November 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pohai Nani Retirement Community, 45-090 Namoku St., Kaneohe, HI 96744.

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Billy Richards Speaks on “Rekindling Trust” at The Interfaith Alliance Hawaiʻi Annual Awards Celebration, November 12, 2017

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Billy Richards Speaks on “Rekindling Trust” at The Interfaith Alliance Hawaiʻi Annual Awards Celebration, November 12, 2017

“In God We Trust” “Trust me!” Often heard, often glibly spoken. From society’s institutions to personal relationships, accounts of the loss of or lack of trust headline the daily news. Do we even know what trust means?

The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘I (TIAH) explores the values and actions that underlie how, as individuals and society, we define trust through stories that witness the effects of trust on personal, cultural, faith, and community relationships at its 15th Annual Awards Celebration on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Read more

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.

closeup of a large church bell

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.

“Faith, Immigration, & Solidarity” is the topic of September 19 Interfaith Open Table

Open Table - figures identified with different faith traditions reach to each other across a tableThe September 2017 Interfaith Open Table event features a timely discussion of Faith, Immigration, & Solidarity.

It is important in these times that faith-based and social advocacy groups unite in Solidarity to resist destructive immigration policies and to provide support for neighbors, friends, and family at risk of being banned, profiled, detained, or deported. What concrete actions can WE take to build the social and political coalitions that we need for the communities that we need to live in?

A panel of speakers from the faith, advocacy, and legislative communities will invite discussion on Tuesday, September 19, 7 p.m. at 20 S. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813 (see map). For more information, including the list of panelists, see the related calendar item.

“Women’s Health & Community” is the topic of August 15 Interfaith Open Table

Open Table - figures identified with different faith traditions reach to each other across a tableAt the August 2017 Interfaith Open Table event, to be hosted at Harris United Methodist Church, we team up with Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii to present a panel entitled, “Act. No Matter What: Women’s Health & Community.”

Community activists across the spectrum of political organizing, health care, and faith based organizations discuss the critical role of women’s health for healthy families and healthy communities. How can diverse communities Act, No Matter What, to ensure the right policies, responsible practices, and effective organizations for access to women’s health care?

The event is Tuesday, August 15, 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.

“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.

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